Master of Arts



Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):                      

Level 9

Entry Requirements:                     

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

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


Category 1: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Category 2: 1½ years full-time or equivalent part-time. 


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


Category 1: 72 credit points (i.e. 8 units)

Category 2: 108 credit points (i.e. 12 units)

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:

GradCertA requires 36 credit points

GradDipA requires 72 credit points         

Enrolment Options:       

On-Campus Weekly Lectures: full time and 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.


$1200 per 9 credit points, taken at 8500 level and 9600 level. Please read ‘Financial Information’ in Section 6 of the Handbook for further details and scholarship opportunities. FEE-HELP is available (conditions apply).

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   Available Units (2014):

Semester 1

A8520A Introduction to New Testament Greek

B8520A Introduction to the Old Testament

C8546A Pastoral Counselling in Ministry

H8510A The Early Church

P8577A Clinical Pastoral Education 1 (18)

T8501A Introducing Theology

T8581A Church Fathers: An Introduction

T9683A Exploring the Philokalia

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Semester 2

A8570A New Testament Greek

B8530A Introduction to the New Testament

B9657A Lukan Literature

P8501A Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology

P8577A Clinical Pastoral Education 1 (18) cont.

Special Online Unit (with visiting Professor Paul Blowers)

T9684A Patristic Profile: St Gregory of Nyssa
(includes compulsory residential school, 24-25 September 2014)

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