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Master of Theology

Abbreviation: MTh CRICOS code: 096387D Accredited through UD
2 years full-timeUp to 5 years part-time
Available to both domestic and overseas students

The Master of Theology enables students with an undergraduate degree in theology or ministry to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theology

  • 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, theological synthesis or supervised ministry project.

The Master of Theology consists of 10 units (240 points) comprised of:

  • up to 2 postgraduate foundational units in any discipline
  • a capstone unit or RQ9748M Minor Thesis
  • further units at a postgraduate level to make up a total of 10 units.

View the units scheduled for delivery in 2024:

Talk to your course advisor about your study options, including the possibility of enrolment in a minor thesis (RQ9748M Minor Thesis equivalent to 2 units) or pursuing your particular interest or specialisation.

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Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry or a Master of Divinity, or an equivalent theological qualification.
  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma does not satisfy the admission requirements for this award.

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.

Online availability

  • 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.

Overseas students

  • Yes—this course is available to both overseas and domestic students.
  • CRICOS code: 096387D


  • The Master of Theology is an accredited AQF level 9 course of the University of Divinity (UD).
  • For further information, see UD course information for Master of Theology.

Further study

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