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:
- AL8003L New Testament Greek A
- AL8004L New Testament Greek B
- BA8001L Introduction to the Old Testament (Foundational)
- BA8006L The Pentateuch (Foundational)
- BA9008L Prophets
- BN8002L Introduction to the New Testament (Foundational)
- BS8040L Big Questions: Human Sexuality (12 point unit)
- BS8041L Big Questions: God for People Who Wonder (12 point unit)
- BS8042L Big Questions: Caring for the Earth (12 point unit)
- BS9004L Biblical Texts and Traditions
- BS9020L Biblical Theology for Educators
- CT8002L The Christian Faith in Modern Context (Foundational)
- CT8006L Formula of Concord (Foundational)
- CT8021L Christian Spirituality: A Lutheran Perspective (Foundational)
- DA9001L Leadership for a Christian Context
- DM9007L Lutheran Distinctives in Missiology and Evangelism
- DP8003L Parish Ministry (Foundational)
- DP8008L Pastoral Care in Context 1 (Foundational)
- DP8027L Pastoral Care in Context 2 (Foundational)
- DP9006L Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP9021L Supervised Ministry Placement: Writing and Preaching a Sermon
- DP8022L Supervised Ministry Placement: Leading Worship and Pastoral Acts
- 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