Master of Religious Education
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
This course is designed to meet the needs of those with a special interest in religious education at the school, parish, or diocesan level. The Master of Religious Education aims to provide opportunities for professionals to explore values, attitudes, knowledge and skills in religious education as they pursue advanced study and apply new learning with confidence. You will analyse the challenges and changing demands of religious education in the context of social justice, religious pluralism, and equity and ethics, preparing you for transforming and improving practice.
Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. 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.
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
- education and teaching
- education research
- education administration
- policy making
- curriculum development
To complete the Master of Religious Education, a student must complete 120 credit points (cp).
A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Postgraduate Certificate in Religious Education may exit from the course with that award.
A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, Graduate Diploma in Religious Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Religious Education may exit from the course with that award.
Graduate Certificate in Religious Education:
- 40 cp from Religious Education or Theological Studies (500 level) or 20 cp from Religious Education and 20 cp from Theological Studies (500 Level) or 30 cp from Religious Education and 10 cp from Theological Studies (500 level)
Graduate Diploma in Religious Education:
- 40 cp from Religious Education or 20 cp from Religious Education and 20 cp from Theological Studies or 30 cp from Religious Education and 10 cp from Theological Studies (500 level); and
- 40 cp from Religious Education or 30 cps from Religious Education and 10 cp from Theological Studies; or 20 cp from Religious Education and 20 cp from Theological Studies at 600 level
Postgraduate Certificate in Religious Education:
- 40 cp from Religious Education Units (600 level)
Additional course information
Students who have completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education or Graduate Diploma in Religious Education may exit with that award.
Overseas study available
A diverse range of international study tours are offered. Overseas study tours often provide 20 credit points (with units delivered in intensive mode). Study tours, while providing an overseas experience, also give fully online students an opportunity to complement their study with invaluable face-to-face interaction with academics and peers.
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 the following prerequisites:
- Bachelor degree in Education; or
- Bachelor degree in an area other than Education; and
- a recognised teaching qualification; or
- a Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or equivalent.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
English language requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.0.Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.
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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.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.