Australian Catholic University

Master of Religious Education

Australian Catholic University

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

This course is designed to meet the needs of those with a special interest in religious education at the school, parish, or diocesan level. The Master of Religious Education aims to provide opportunities for professionals to explore values, attitudes, knowledge and skills in religious education as they pursue advanced study and apply new learning with confidence. You will analyse the challenges and changing demands of religious education in the context of social justice, religious pluralism, and equity and ethics, preparing you for transforming and improving practice.

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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