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MTh Master of Theology (Coursework)

The Master of Theology (Coursework) 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 (Coursework) consists of 240 points comprised of:
a) Up to 48 points of Foundational units in any discipline
b) A Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or a Research Essay
c) Further Elective, Praxis or Capstone units to make up a total of 240 points.

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  • DurationThe standard full-time duration of the Master of Theology (Coursework) is two years. The Master of Theology (Coursework) must be completed in not less than three semesters and not more than five years.
  • Structure10 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,640 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 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020. Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.

The Master of Theology (Coursework) 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 Learning Outcome

Graduates of the Master of Theology (Coursework):
- 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 (Coursework) summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

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

Semester 1

  • AL8509T New Testament Greek B

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9724B Pentateuch

  • CH9725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • DA8106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 2

  • BA9734B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9797B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CH8791B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT8728B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • DA8108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DM8713B Mission Foundations

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP9145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

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

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