Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity is a primary theological degree for students with a degree in another area. The Master of Divinity enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in divinity and its associated disciplines in ministry contexts. Students broaden their knowledge and skills to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.
Graduates of the Master of Divinity:
- have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in divinity and its related disciplines
- have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to divinity and its related disciplines
- have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of their 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 divinity 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, theological synthesis, or supervised ministry project.
The Master of Divinity consists of 18 standard units (432 points) comprised of:
- not less than 2 standard units (48 points) in at least one biblical or associated language
- not less than 5 standard units (120 points) and not more than 6 standard units (144 points) of Postgraduate Foundational units, including:
- 2 standard units (48 points) in Field B
- 2 standard units (48 points) in Field C
- 1 standard unit (24 points) in Field D
- not less than 8 standard units (192 points) and not more than 10 standard units (240 points) of Postgraduate Elective units, including:
- 2 standard units (24 points) in Field B
- 2 standard units (24 points) in Field C
- 2 standard units (24 points) in Field D
- either a Capstone unit worth at least 24 points or RQ9748M Minor Thesis.
View the units scheduled for delivery in 2023:
Talk to your course advisor about your study options, including the possibility of enrolment in a minor thesis (equivalent to 2 units) to prepare for a higher degree by research.
- Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.
Key admission policies
Where the first language is other than English, see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.
ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.
- Yes—This course is available online.
- Some individual units may require students to attend live-streamed classes.
- Some units may be delivered by other University of Divinity colleges.
- Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.
- Yes—this course is available to both overseas and domestic students.
- CRICOS code: 042692G
- The Master of Divinity is an accredited AQF level 9 course of the University of Divinity (UD).
- For further information, see UD course information for Master of Divinity.
Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis at a specified standard may be eligible for admission to a higher degree by research.