Master of Theology (Coursework)
formerly Master of Theological Studies 
The Master of Theology (Coursework) (MTh) enables students with an undergraduate degree in theology or ministry to apply an advanced body of knowledge in theology and its associated disciplines. Students 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 Theology (Coursework) 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, theological synthesis or supervised ministry project. 

Admission Criteria

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Theology or the Bachelor of Ministry or the Master of Divinity, or an equivalent theological qualification. (A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma does not satisfy the admission requirement for this award)

Course Structure

The Master of Theology (Coursework) consists of 240 points comprised of:
Pre-2019 units of 15 points in volume will be counted as 24 points for the purposed of course completion

Normal Duration

1½ years – 5 years

Cricos Code


Possible Exit Awards 

Articulation to Further Study

If Master of Theology (Coursework) includes a Research Essay of at least distinction standard:


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