Master of Theological Studies

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 or a Graduate Diploma in Theology or an approved equivalent

Course Structure

The Master of Theologicial Studies consists of 288 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

2 years – 6 years

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Study Pathways

Graduates who meet the other requirements for higher degrees by research may be eligible for admission to:


Rev. Dr Phillip Gleeson SDB, Acting Postgraduate Coordinator