Course information for - 2021 entry

Offered at 5 locations

Duration
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*
$ Fee-Paying
Start dates
Semester 1 - Research , Semester 2 - Research

Overview

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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.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Master of Theology (Research), a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).

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AQF framework

Masters (Research) - AQF Level 9

Entry requirements

A candidate for the degree of Master of Theology (Research) must comply with the Higher Degree Research 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

  2. 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
  3. 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.

Disclamer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

English language requirements

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).

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

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Applicants with higher education study

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

2. a. 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

b. 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.

Pathways

Additional course information

Contact res.cand@acu.edu.au (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or international.admissions@acu.edu.au (International enquiries).

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

Candidature Services, Student Administration

Australian Catholic University

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$ Fee-Paying

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.

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.

Scholarships

ACU offers a number of scholarships to local and international research candidates. Information about these scholarships, including the application process is available at Research Scholarships.

How to apply

Domestic applicants

Direct Application

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Deferment

No deferment available.

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