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The Master of Theology enables students with an undergraduate degree in theology or ministry to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

The Master of Theology consists of 240 points comprised of:
a) Up to 48 points of Postgraduate Foundational units in any discipline
b) A Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis
c) Further Postgraduate Elective units to make up a total of 240 points.

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  • DurationThe standard full-time duration of the Master of Theology is two years. The Master of Theology must be completed in not less than three semesters and not more than five years.
  • Structure10 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,882 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of the Bachelor of Theology or the Bachelor of Ministry or the Master of Divinity, or an equivalent theological qualification (a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma does not satisfy the admission requirements for this award).
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2023 close on Friday 17 February 2023. Admissions for second semester 2023 close on Friday 21 July 2023.

The Master of Theology is an AQF Level 9 Masters Degree. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 029680K)
- available online and on campus

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Course outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theology:
- have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in theology and its related disciplines
- have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to theology and its related disciplines
- have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
- articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in theology and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience, theological synthesis or supervised ministry project.

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Master of Theology summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Master of Theology is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at

Semester: 1. Summer School

Semester: 2. Semester 1

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Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis to a specified standard may be eligible for admission to higher degrees by research.

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