Master of Arts



Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):                      

Level 9

CRICOS Course Code:


Entry Requirements:                     

Category 1: an AQF Level 8 award in the discipline of theology (e.g. Graduate Certificate in Arts); or

Category 2: a three-year bachelor award (AQF Level 7) in the discipline of theology.


Category 1: Up to 3 years part-time.

Category 2: Up 4½ years part-time. 


Annual only. Please check the website for ‘Important Dates’.


Category 1: 8 units (72 credit points)

Category 2: 12 units (108 credit points)

The course may be taken with or without a specialisation.  A specialisation in the MA comprises 54 credit points in a Discipline with at least two 9600 level units.

For Category 2 candidates, the MA has nested within it the Graduate Certificate in Arts and the Graduate Diploma of Arts:

Graduate Certificate in Arts requires 4 units (36 credit points)

Graduate Diploma of Arts requires 8 units (72 credit points)         

Enrolment Options:       

On-Campus Weekly Lectures: part time study available

Distance Education (Online): part time study available

Exit Points:                        

Category 1 candidates:

Graduate Diploma of Arts (36 credit points);

Master of Arts (72 credit points)

Category 2 candidates:

Graduate Certificate in Arts (36 credit points);

Graduate Diploma of Arts (72 credit points);

Master of Arts (108 credit points)            

English Proficiency:                       

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS, or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the ‘academic format’ of the test.

Application Dates:

Applications for admission into this course open from 1 November 2016 to 9 February 2017.

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Available Units (2017):

Semester 1

B8520A Introduction to the Old Testament

C8546A Pastoral Counselling in Ministry

H8510A The Early Church

H9631A Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Arts and Architecture

L8501A Introducing Christian Worship

T8500A Research Methodology

T8501A Introducing Theology

T9686A The Cappadocian Legacy

Research Project or Research Essay (after consultation with a supervisor)

Semester 2

A8520A Introduction to New Testament Greek

B8530A Introduction to the New Testament

E8594A Introduction to Christian Ethics
    [Special Intensive Classes by Visiting Professor, 28-31 August 2017]

H8530A Byzantine Studies

H9632A Byzantine Hagiography

L8596A Studies in Liturgical Rites

T8581A Church Fathers: An Introduction

T8534A The Triune God and Revelation

T9682A The Alexandrian Legacy

Research Project or Research Essay (after consultation with a supervisor)