Master of Theological Studies

Summary information

Course title

Master of Theological Studies

Postnominals

MTS

CRICOS code

060936K

Colleges

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catherine Booth College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College
  • 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 Master of Theological Studies 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 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.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theological Studies:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in theology and its related disciplines
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to theology and its related disciplines
  3. 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
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in theology and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience, or piece of scholarship.

Follow on study

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

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.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Theological Studies consists of 180 points comprised of:

a)    45 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields

b)    75 points of Elective units

c)    Either one Capstone unit of at least 15 points or a Research Essay

d)    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