Master of Theology (Research)

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

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The Master of Theology (Research) is a higher degree by research that can be undertaken either by thesis or by coursework and thesis. It provides students with substantial background in Theology and preliminary research training with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of theological research in a specialised area.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced knowledge and skills in a theological discipline, which may include philosophy;
  • the capacity to undertake successfully under supervision a major piece of theological or philosophical research.

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Ballarat

  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research

Brisbane

  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research

Canberra

  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research

Melbourne

  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research

Strathfield

  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research
Important Note on Fees

Research Training Program Scholarship
Commencing domestic candidates enrolling in a master-by-research or doctoral degree at ACU will be offered a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship under the Australian Government's Research Training Program.
Further information about Research Training Program Scholarships can be found in the Research Training Program Scholarship Policy available at: http://research.acu.edu.au/graduate-research/policies
International candidates who are not awarded a scholarship that includes a tuition fee waiver, pay full international tuition fees.

A candidate for the degree of Master of Theology (Research) must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. an undergraduate degree in Theology (or equivalent) with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A; OR
    1. a Master of Theological Studies with a distinction average or higher in THEL623 Theology Project C and THEL619 Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research (or equivalent); and
    2. a specialisation in one of the theological disciplines, or philosophy as it relates to theology.

Meeting the requirements for admission is not in itself a guarantee of admission. The candidate’s potential to undertake research, the quality and feasibility of the research proposal, the availability of appropriate supervision and the referee’s reports will all be taken into consideration.

After identifying your admission eligibility, please find and contact a potential supervisor.

Find a Supervisor

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification undertaken in a language other than English must satisfy the English language proficiency requirements set by the University. This is an overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all tests).

Application forms are available from the Graduate Research website or by email from res.cand@acu.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

Fees
The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

International students who are not awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will need to pay full international tuition fees.

The Master of Theology (Research) is a higher degree by research that can be undertaken either by thesis or by coursework and thesis. It provides students with substantial background in Theology and preliminary research training with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of theological research in a specialised area.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced knowledge and skills in a theological discipline, which may include philosophy;
  • the capacity to undertake successfully under supervision a major piece of theological or philosophical research.

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Deferment

Credit Points

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Important Note on Fees

A candidate for the degree of Master of Theology (Research) must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. an undergraduate degree in Theology (or equivalent) with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A; or
    1. a Master of Theological Studies with a distinction average or higher in THEL623 Theology Project C and THEL619 Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research (or equivalent); and
    2. a specialisation in one of the theological disciplines, or philosophy as it relates to theology.

Meeting the requirements for admission is not in itself a guarantee of admission. The candidate’s potential to undertake research, the quality and feasibility of the research proposal, the availability of appropriate supervision and the referee’s reports will all be taken into consideration.

After identifying your admission eligibility, please find and contact a potential supervisor.

Find a Supervisor
The Application Process

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification undertaken in a language other than English must satisfy the English language proficiency requirements set by the University. This is an overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all tests).

Application forms are available from the Graduate Research website or by email from res.cand@acu.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

Fees
The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

International students who are not awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will need to pay full international tuition fees.

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