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MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

ADVANCED SKILLS IN THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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Master of Theological Studies

Course Description

The Master of Theological studies is a coursework Masters award designed to equip graduates in theological or other disciplines with advanced skills in theological reflection and professional practice. It has been devised with two discrete groups in mind.

  • Firstly, as an avenue for Christians in the workforce to be equipped to be effective Christ-followers at work and in everyday life.
  • Secondly, as a means to provide ongoing training and formal professional development for people in pastoral ministry or missionary service.

The course may include an introduction to the research principles and methods used in theological studies, as preparation for higher degrees by research in Theology and Ministry.

Entry Requirements

This degree is open to those who have graduated with (at least) a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider, or who have successfully completed a course of study which is deemed equivalent.

Study Pathway
Career Options

Many graduates will already be engaged in active service in the workplace, and/or as a key leader in their local church or other agency. The MTS will contribute to their growth as a reflective practitioner. Others will use the award as a means to provide ongoing training and formal professional development in pastoral ministry or missionary service. As such it can be incorporated into the accreditation requirements of the Baptist Association.

Credit Points

16 units (192 credit points) at AQF level 7 and above, with a maximum of 5 units (60 credit points) at level 7, and a minimum of 3 units (36 credit points) at level 9.

Graduates of an ACT BMin, BTh, or equivalent are eligible to receive advanced standing for up to 60 credit points of the level 7 units in the course based on units completed in their previous degree. (The remainder of the course will be completed at levels 8 and 9.)

Graduates of an AQF level 8 or 9 award in Ministry or Theology are eligible to receive advanced standing for up to 96 credit points of level 7 units in the course based on units completed in their previous degree. (The remainder of the course will be completed at levels 8 and 9.)

Course Duration

Minimum 2 years, maximum 8 years.

Study Modes

Units are available both on-campus and online.

Course Structure

MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
CODE DESCRIPTION CP
OT/NT/BB    OT/NT Introduction, Hermeneutics     24
CH/TH/PE Christian Thought 12
AQF level 7 and above    Electives from any field* 156

* Students must complete at least one of: Level 9 Capstone Unit (12cps) OR a level 9 Project (12, 24 or 36cps)

 

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.        

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