Master’s of Theology at Charles Sturt University

The Master’s of Theology degree at Charles Sturt University offers both depth and breadth in theological education. This course builds on your previous theological studies to help you obtain a more in-depth understanding of contemporary theological issues. It teaches advanced critical thinking skills in theological subjects, as well as how to apply them to current society and the church.

Description


The Master’s of Theology degree at Charles Sturt University offers both depth and breadth in theological education. This course builds on your previous theological studies to help you obtain a more in-depth understanding of contemporary theological issues. 


It teaches advanced critical thinking skills in theological subjects, as well as how to apply them to current society and the church.


The Master’s of Theology program will teach you how to study themes and issues in church practice using cross-disciplinary research, critical views, and a variety of approaches in order to develop new ideas and understandings.


You can learn from some of the most knowledgeable researchers on the subject. Charles Sturt University's highly qualified lecturers use their research to aid you in your studies. 


The library's resources are diverse, accessible, and comprehensive. Among the topics covered are advanced studies in Biblical interpretation, Church history, liturgy, public theology, ecotheology, and systematic theology.


Charles Sturt University has a well-deserved reputation for prioritizing student learning, excellent teaching, and theological research. 


Our approach is ecumenical, with faculty members representing a variety of Christian traditions who are all committed to producing and delivering a comprehensive, rigorous, and engaging theological education.

How you will study:

At our Canberra and Parramatta campuses, you can study theology on campus or online. Students in Hong Kong can take courses at Ming Hua Theological College. Charles Sturt University also has affiliations with St Barnabas' College in Adelaide and St Francis' Theological College in Brisbane.

Admissions Criteria:

Applicants must be able to show that they have a distinction average and evidence of research; or a Bachelor of Theology (Honours) from Charles Sturt University with Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 and/or have demonstrated in study or professional performance potential to undertake research at the Master's degree level.

 

Interested applicants must additionally complete a form outlining their area of interest, which must be submitted with their application. Permission of the Research Advisory Committee is required for candidate admission.


The course consists of four 16-point subjects (for a total of 64 points), with one core subject (16 points) and three limited electives (48).

Restricted Electives:

  1. Foundations of Church Ministry 

  2. Advanced Seminar in Mission and Evangelism

  3. Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry 

  4. Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies 

  5. Contemporary Theology in a Global Context

  6. Church History Methodology 

  7. Theological Hermeneutics 

  8. Advanced Biblical Exegesis

  9. Studies in Liturgy and Worship 

  10. Contemporary Issues in Practical Theology 

  11. The Philosophy of Religious History

  12. Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation 

  13. Public Theology

  14. Political Theology 

  15. Theology and Spirituality in Contemporary Engagement

  16. Classic Texts in Christian Theology

Compulsory subjects:

  1. Theological Hermeneutics 

  2. Theology Master's Coursework Dissertation

Employment opportunities:

You could collaborate with other religious leaders in the community to encourage and enhance community engagement in the activities of other churches and faiths. 


Through creating and conducting research projects, there are additional opportunities to build critical perspectives on Christian ministry, its history, and its practice. 


You could also examine and refine mission and evangelism models in order to come up with a modern mission strategy that is relevant to cultural and ecclesial contexts. Because it prepares you to pursue master's and doctoral-level research, the Master of Theology also acts as a springboard for further study.

Support:

When it comes to postgraduate studies, we understand the value of having the right kind of support. You'll appreciate the flexibility of flexible learning, which allows you to study when it's convenient for you. 


You can reach out to our team by phone or email, and you can also use our online chat to obtain answers to your questions. 


We can also assist you in locating scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid to help you pay for your education. At Charles Sturt University, we'll be there for you every step of the way.

$20,800 per year
  • Level
    Masters Coursework
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    1.5 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    June
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOFEL (IBT), TOFEL (PBT), PTE, ISLPR
  • Scholarship
    20% fee discount