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. Students do not need previous theological studies in order to undertake this award.
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.
The Master of Theological Studies consists of 12 standard units (288 points) comprised of:
- 3 Foundational units in three broad theological areas
- 5 postgraduate Elective units
- either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points or RQ9748M Minor Thesis
- further units at postgraduate level.
Units available for this award:
- BS8003L Bible Then and Now (Foundational)
- BS9004L Biblical Texts and Traditions (Elective)
- BS9020L Biblical Theology for Educators (Elective)
- CT8002L The Christian Faith in Modern Context (Foundational)
- DP8008L Pastoral Care in Context 1 (Foundational)
- DP8027L Pastoral Care in Context 2 (Foundational)
- XP9001L Masters Capstone: Extended Project
- XP9004L Capstone Project
Additional units available
- RQ9748M Minor Thesis (48 points)
New units in this award are being developed. Consult with your course advisor for information regarding these or to discuss the possibility of enrolment in supervised reading units to pursue your particular interest or specialisation, or cross-institutional study opportunities with other Colleges of the University.
- Successful completion of an undergraduate degree.
Where the first language is other than English, please 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 mostly available online.
- Some individual units may not be available in this mode.
- 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: 096386E