Master of Arts (Theology)

Summary information

Course title

Master of Arts (Theology)

Postnominals

MA(Theol)

CRICOS code

060936K

Colleges

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study mode

  • Online only
  • Some units online
  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

Two years full-time or up to six years part-time.

Cost of study

The MA(Theol) requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2015 are $2052 per unit or $12312 for a full-time year (6 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Master of Arts (Theology) is an advanced postgraduate award for students with a tertiary award in another area. It enables students to lay sound foundations in selected theological disciplines within Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Church History, Mission and Ministry, and to deepen their engagement and skills in selected areas of theological study.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts (Theology) are able to demonstrate:

  1. a critical awareness of issues pertaining to the study of theology as an academic discipline;
  2. advanced skills in exegesis, historical and theological methodologies;
  3. creativity and initiative in integrating knowledge and skills in the various disciplines of theology, and apply them to new situations in professional ministry and/or further learning;
  4. the ability to communicate key ideas and apply problem-solving techniques at an advanced level in the disciplines and professional areas of the studies undertaken;
  5. the development of skills relevant to tertiary study in the humanities; to read, think, and critically interpret; to write coherently, with the ability to develop an argument drawing on a range of appropriate resources; to work cooperatively as part of a group; and to present information orally;
  6. skilled use of electronic databases, journals and other scholarly literature;
  7. the ability to plan and execute a substantial research essay, theological synthesis, or supervised ministry project.

Follow on study

Graduates who have completed a 12,000 word Research Essay to a specified standard may be eligible for admission to higher degrees by research.

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2015 close on Friday 13 February 2015.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

Every course of study for the Master of Arts (Theology) consists of:

  • At least 45 points of Foundational units in three disciplines across at least two Fields
  • At least 75 points of Elective units
  • One Capstone unit of at least 15 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

Stewart Blue

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