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$2,732 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 2022 close on Friday 11 February 2022. Admissions for second semester 2022 close on Friday 15 July 2022.
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
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Semester: 1. Summer School
Semester: 2. Semester 1
BA9392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices
BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament
BN9397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives
CT9126B Christ and Salvation
CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology
DM8113B Mission Foundations
DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
Semester: 3. Winter School
Semester: 4. Semester 2
BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible
CH8291B Introduction to Christian History
CT9149B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism
CT9298B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts
DL9115B Preaching and Narrative
DP8147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation
DP8195B Introduction to Leadership in Ministry
DP9303B Children's Ministry
XX9135B Capstone Integrative Project
Semester: 5. Full Year
DP9121B Supervised Theological Field Education
Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis to a specified standard may be eligible for admission to higher degrees by research.