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Master of Theology (Research)


80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:

Ballarat Victoria
Brisbane Queensland
Canberra ACT
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW

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

1. Admission Requirements1

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

  1. a Bachelor of Theology or equivalent with honours at a minimum of level IIB; or
    1. a Master of Theological Studies with a minimum grade of Credit 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.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

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

  1. 80 cp from Thesis A; or
    1. 60 cp from Thesis B; and
    2. 20 cp from units (other than Religious Education units) listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Master of Theological Studies.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Thesis Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MTHA601 80 Thesis A (Full-time)
MTHA602 80 Thesis A (Part-time)
MTHB601 60 Thesis B (Full-time)
MTHB602 60 Thesis B (Part-time)

Coursework Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL630 10 God, the Universe and Everything (Inc: PHIL620 God, the Universe and Everything)
PHIL631 10 The Problem of Evil (Inc: PHIL621 The Problem with Evil)
PHIL632 10 Truth and Interpretation (Hermeneutics) (Inc: PHIL622 Truth and Interpretation (Hermeneutics))
PHIL636 10 Special Studies in Philosophy (Inc: PHIL616 Special Studies in Philosophy)
PHIL637 10 Philosophy Project A (Inc: PHIL617 One Unit Project in Philosophy and PHIL617 Philosophy Project A)
THBS631 10 Literature of the Hebrew Bible (Inc: THEO636 Prophetic and Wisdom Literature and THEL601 Literature of the Hebrew Bible)
THBS632 10 New Testament Christology (Inc: THEO615 New Testament Christology and THBS602 New Testament Christology)
THBS633 10 Pauline Literature and THBS603 Pauline Literature
THBS634 10 The Gospel of John (Inc: THBS604 The Gospel of John)
THCP630 10 The Church Reaching Out (Inc: THCP500 The Church Reaching Out and THCP610 The Church Reaching Out)
THCP631 10 Exercising Leadership in Ministry (Inc: THCP508 Exercising Leadership in Ministry and THEL601 Exercising Leadership in Ministry)
THCP632 10 Foundations of Social Justice (Inc: THEO658 Foundations of Social Justice and THCP602 Foundations of Social Justice)
THCP633 10 Issues in Christian Ethics (Inc: THEO647 Issues in Christian Ethics and THCP603 Issues in Christian Ethics)
THCT630 10 Creation, Grace and Salvation (Inc: THCT600 Creation, Grace and Salvation)
THCT631 10 Fundamentals in Theology (Inc: THCT601 Fundamentals in Theology)
THCT632 10 Sacraments and Sacramentality (Inc: THCT502 Sacraments of Initiation; THEO543/611 Theology of Sacraments and THCT602 Sacraments and Sacramentality)
THEL630 10 Special Studies in Theology (Inc: THEL620 Special Studies in Theology)
THEL631 10 Theology Project A (Inc: THEO608 One Unit Project in Theology and THEL621 Theology Project A)
THEL632 10 Theology Project B (Inc: THEL622 Theology Project B)
THEL639 10 Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research (Inc: THEL619 Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research)

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.