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Master of Theology (Research) (ACT)

Course Description

The Master of Theology (AQF level 9 Masters Research) course has been designed for research to be undertaken in a field of specialisation within traditional theological disciplines (i.e., in the Department of Bible and Language, Department of Christian Thought, or Department of Ministry and Practice), or in interdisciplinary work incorporating the theological disciplines.

From its inauguration the MTh has been used as a research degree for theology graduates who are already engaged in the ministerial profession and are aspiring to be teachers in theological colleges in Australia and overseas.

Course Duration

1 year full-time (2 semesters) or part-time equivalent up to 2.5 years (5 semesters)

Entry Requirements

This degree is open to those who hold a qualification at AQF level 8 or above in Ministry or Theology, with a GPA of 2.0 or better (examples unclude the ACT’s Bachelor of Theology with honours or Bachelor of Ministry with honours, or Graduate Diploma of Divinity or Masters of Divinity or Masters of Theological Studies), which included the completion of a Research Training Pathway (typically a Research Methods unit and a Research Project of at least 12,000 words). Consideration will also be given to other factors such as practical experience, maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the Course. Demonstrated knowledge of biblical or other languages may be required. For full details of entry requirements, see the current Australian College of Theology Higher Degrees by Research Handbook.

Course Structure

Thesis: 30,000 word thesis. 

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

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