Credit points


Minimum duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125.

Admission 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.

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

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 80 cp, consisting of:

  1. 80 cp from Thesis A (Part A); OR

  2. 60 cp from Thesis B (Part B); and
  3. 20 cp from Coursework units (other than Religious Education units) listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Master of Theological Studies (Part C).

Part A : Thesis A Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
MTHA601Master of Theology Thesis A Ft80
MTHA602Master of Theology Thesis A Pt80

Part B : Thesis B Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
MTHB601Master of Theology Thesis B Ft60
MTHB602Master of Theology Thesis B Pt60

Part C : Coursework Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL630God, the Universe and Everything10
PHIL631The Problem of Evil10
PHIL632Truth and Interpretation (Hermeneutics)10
PHIL636Special Studies in Philosophy10
PHIL637Philosophy Project A10
THBS631Literature of the Hebrew Bible10
THBS632New Testament Christology10
THBS633Pauline Literature10
THBS634The Gospel of John: Theology and Spirituality10
THCP630The Church Reaching Out10
THCP631Exercising Leadership in Ministry10
THCP632Foundations of Social Justice10
THCP633Issues in Christian Ethics10
THCP634Spirituality in the Christian Tradition10
THCT630Creation, Grace and Salvation10
THCT631Fundamentals in Theology10
THCT632Sacraments and Sacramentality10
THEL630Special Studies in Theology A10
THEL631Theology Project A10
THEL632Theology Project B10
THEL633Special Studies in Theology B10
THEL639Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research10

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