Australian Catholic University

Master of Religious Education

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

This online program is for students with a special interest in religious education at school, parish, or diocesan level. This course is designed to provide qualifications for those interested in pursuing a career as a religious educator. It will enable religious educators to become thinkers, researchers, evaluators and leaders in their field. This is a relevant, flexible and challenging Masters degree that produces graduates who can: access and communicate Christian and other religious traditions effectively; explore and critique issues in the literature of religious education; contribute to professional discussion and writing in the field of religious education; demonstrate familiarity with creative approaches to religious education; assess the influence of cultural and historical factors in the development of religious education; reflect critically on the integration of the personal, spiritual and professional dimensions of religious education.

Designed for

Those interested in academic and professional leadership in religious education


120 Credit Points.


  • Education-religious

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:Bachelor degree in Education
  • Or
  • Bachelor degree in an area other than Education
  • And a recognised teaching qualification
  • Or
  • A Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or equivalent.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study pathways

Graduates may progress to research higher degree, doctoral programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Online No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

This course is designed to provide qualifications for those interested in pursuing a career as a religious educator.

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