Master of Theological Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Students will develop a wide range of skills, including oral and written communication skills, and the capacity to analyse, reflect critically, evaluate, and bring ethical perspectives to life and work. These skills will prepare them to succeed in areas such as chaplaincy or other church-related careers, administrative roles, or in various other professions for which they are qualified, such as teaching or social work.

Course Fee:

$31,680.00

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree plus GCert or GDip in Theology Studies with Biblical Studies and Foundations of Christian Faith; or BTheol; or BEd with Bible studies, theology, and RE units; or equivalent

Structure:

160 cp

Subjects you can Study:

Biblical studies; Christian history; Interfaith relations; Liturgy; Ministry; Moral theology; Philosophy; Practical theology; Spirituality and pastoral ministry; Systematic theology

Study Pathways:

Successful completion of the Master of Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theology (Research).

Further information:

Units for this course may be offered On Campus, Online or by Flexible Delivery. Specialisations in: Biblical and Early Christian Studies; Christian Practice; Christian Thought; Liturgy; Philosophy

Recognition:

Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course. Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate/diploma are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course. Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Online 2 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No 2 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 2 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Online 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 4 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Online 2 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No 2 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Full time 2 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Part time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Online 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Online 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Online 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Online 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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