Master of Theology (By Research)

University of Notre Dame Australia The

Education in theology is indispensable to a person's development of faith as it is central to the exercise of all ministries, lay and ordained, directed toward the communication and sharing of that faith. It explores, among others, such important issues as the nature of God, the kind of God revealed to us in Jesus Christ, the nature of personal identity and of humanity, human origins and destiny, Christian community and God's presence with us now in the spirit. Students will be required to complete a substantial research project as this is a pure research qualification.

Course Fee:

Australian: $65,326
International: $80,338

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree from a recognised university, which has been completed at a high credit standard and which demonstrates the applicant's potential to undertake and complete research-based study; or an equivalent academic background or extensive professional experience that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at Masters level

Structure:

Research thesis of 50,000 to 60,000 words in the discipline of Theology.

Subjects you can Study:

Theology

Study Pathways:

Students without research experience will be required to address this through coursework. Before submitting an application, please contact the University's Research Office to arrange a discussion with a suitably qualified member of the academic staff.

Who for:

Those who seek careers in ministry and further graduate studies in Theology

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 01032F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info Yes Full time 2 years
Sydney No info Yes Part time 4 years
Fremantle No info Yes Full time 2 years
Fremantle No info Yes Part time 4 years

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a leading and distinctive Australian university, a status reflected by consistent 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide over the past 12 years.

A national Catholic university, with over 12,500 students, Notre Dame provides an exceptional educational experience, with Campuses in Fremantle and Broome in WA and in Sydney, NSW. Notre Dame has seven rural medical schools in NSW and Victoria.

Why study with us

Notre Dame's distinctive approach to education has been recognised by the best critics of all – our students – as the best in Australia for overall quality of educational experience in the nationwide Federal Government survey.

Our Sydney Campus is located in the vibrant inner city suburb of Chippendale while the Nursing and Medical Schools in Darlinghurst are located just metres from St Vincent’s Hospital. Our Fremantle Campus – located south of Perth in the port city’s West End, reflects the ‘town university’ ambience of the great European universities. 

Professional experience and employability

Notre Dame is a national leader when it comes to preparing graduates for a successful career. In the latest Federal Government’s Employer Satisfaction Survey – where business and industry leaders have their say on the quality of university graduates – Notre Dame achieved first in WA and NSW for overall employer satisfaction. 

Students learn from academics who have years of professional experience and who are at the forefront of the latest industry trends. One of the hallmarks of a Notre Dame degree is the hands-on learning integrated into all programs. Students graduate with both professional contacts and experience on their CV. Notre Dame has one of the highest graduate employment rates (79.1%), well above the national average (70.6%).

Study Abroad

Study Abroad opportunities are offered through partner institutions located in Europe, North America and Asia. Short-term cultural immersion programs take students to destinations such as Cambodia, India, Timor-Leste, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

A liberal arts education

Degrees are offered in a broad range of disciplines in the following Schools: Arts & Sciences; Business; Education; Health Sciences; Law; Medicine; Nursing & Midwifery; Philosophy & Theology; and Physiotherapy.

Employers seek graduates who can think critically, creatively and compassionately. Every Notre Dame student is encouraged to develop these skills through the Core Curriculum courses in Philosophy, Ethics and Theology which are integrated into all undergraduate degrees. Students are encouraged consider how they can achieve their career ambitions while building a better world.

Admission and selection 

Our personalised admissions goes beyond an ATAR score. It considers a student’s personal qualities, motivation to study, academic potential and contribution to school, work experience or community life, in addition to their academic record. A discussion with an academic member of staff gives students the opportunity to fully explore their study options and career goals.

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