Master of Theological Studies

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Adelaide
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Online
  • Strathfield
Duration:

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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Students will develop a wide range of skills, including oral and written communication skills, and the capacity to analyse, reflect critically, evaluate, and bring ethical perspectives to life and work. These skills will prepare them to succeed in areas such as chaplaincy or other church-related careers, administrative roles, or in various other professions for which they are qualified, such as teaching or social work.

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Multi-mode)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode)
  • Adelaide (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • Online
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Please note: Units for this course may be offered On Campus, Online or by Flexible Delivery. Please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide for further information.

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Adelaide
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Online
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $15920 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course.

Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate/diploma are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course. Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Successful completion of the Master of Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theology (Research).

Units for this course may be offered On Campus, Online or by Flexible Delivery.

Specialisations in:

  • Biblical and Early Christian Studies
  • Christian Practice
  • Christian Thought
  • Liturgy
  • Philosophy

Domestic Students

Students will develop a wide range of skills, including oral and written communication skills, and the capacity to analyse, reflect critically, evaluate, and bring ethical perspectives to life and work. These skills will prepare them to succeed in areas such as chaplaincy or other church-related careers, administrative roles, or in various other professions for which they are qualified, such as teaching or social work.

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Please note: Units for this course may be offered On Campus, Online or by Flexible Delivery. Please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide for further information.

Important Note on Fees

The equivalent of an Australian Bachelor Degree in Theology, or a Bachelor Degree plus Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies or equivalent, or a Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies or equivalent. An overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in sub tests).

Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course.

Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate/diploma are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course. Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Successful completion of the Master of Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theology (Research).

Units for this course may be offered On Campus, Online or by Flexible Delivery.

Specialisations in:

  • Biblical and Early Christian Studies
  • Christian Practice
  • Christian Thought
  • Liturgy
  • Philosophy