Master of Pastoral Care

Summary information

Course title

Master of Pastoral Care

Postnominals

MPC

CRICOS code

0

Colleges

  • Catholic Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

No

AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study mode

  • 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 Master of Pastoral Care requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 for a full-time year (6 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Master of Pastoral Care enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge and skill in pastoral care in relation to broader theological studies. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare themselves for professional practice and further learning.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Pastoral Care:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in pastoral care, and of the relation of pastoral care to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical skills applicable to pastoral care
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of approaches and methodologies in pastoral care, with awareness of implications and application to contemporary issues in professional ministry, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in pastoral care to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant skills in pastoral care through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Pastoral Care consists of 180 points comprised of:

  • 60 points of Foundational units comprised of: i) 30 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies; 15 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology; 15 points in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • 60 points of Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • 30 points of Praxis units
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 15 points in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies or in synthesis with it, or a Research Essay
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

Stewart Blue

Where to get further information

Enquiry information