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MTS Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

The Master of Theological Studies consists of 288 points comprised of:
a) 72 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields
b) 120 points of Elective units
c) Either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points or a Research Essay
d) Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units.

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  • DurationTwo years full-time or up to six years part-time
  • Structure12 postgraduate units including 1 capstone or research unit
  • Fees$2,640 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021. Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.

The Master of Theological Studies is an AQF Level 9 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 060936K)
- available online and on campus

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Course outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theological Studies
- 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, or piece of scholarship.

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

Application for the Master of Theological Studies is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester 1

  • BA8791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BN9796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9749B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT9797B The Triune God

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM8113B Mission Foundations

  • DP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP9746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester 2

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9744B Lukan Literature

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CH9798B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B_ Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9739B Imagined Futures in Popular Culture

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP8147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP9715B Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People

  • XX9735B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: Full Year

  • DP9121B 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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