Master of Theological Studies

formerly Master of Arts (Theology), for more information click here

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Theological Studies:
  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in theology and its related disciplines
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to theology and its related disciplines
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in theology and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience, or piece of scholarship. 

Admission Criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree 

Course Structure

180 points comprising:

Normal Duration

2 – 6 years

Cricos Code


Possible Exit Awards

Articulation to Further Study

If Master of Theological Studies includes a Research Essay of at least distinction standard:


Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan, Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research)