MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
ADVANCED SKILLS IN THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Minimum 2 years, maximum 8 years.
Units are available both on-campus and online.
|MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES|
|OT/NT/BB||OT/NT Introduction, Hermeneutics||24|
|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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