future students

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

Master of Arts (Religious and Values Education)

Curious about your understanding of religion?

Master of Arts (Religious and Values Education)

Graduate Diploma of Religious and Values Education
Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education [exit point only]

Thank you, your enquiry has been received.

You will be contacted regarding your request within two working days.

If you don't hear back please give us a call on 1800 334 733.

CSU's Religious and Values Education program is designed to provide teachers of religious and values education with a grounding in biblical, philosophical, ethical, and multi-faith disciplines within religious studies.

The Master of Arts (Religious and Values Education) is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    Religious and Values Education is a recent but growing area of activity in Australian schools. Once confined to independent schools operated by religious organisations, Religious and Values Education is increasingly recognised as an important area of public (government) schools that operate on a secular model. In such contexts the emphasis falls on values education rather than religious education, although many schools would allocate the time already mandated for religious education to this area of activity.

    CSU’s Master of Arts (Religious and Values Education) offers graduates with prior Education qualifications an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in religious and values education. The course is designed to offer a mix of learning opportunities such as policy and context, curriculum content, reflective professional practice, and a project tailored to the student’s own context.

    The course offers a series of in-depth learning experiences, beginning with a study of recent national and international trends in religious and values education. A set of subjects then focus on recent developments in major curriculum areas within the broad field of religious and values education including teaching the Bible, teaching philosophy of religion, teaching religious ethics, and teaching world religions. Students complete a semester of reflective professional practice before proceeding to advanced studies in either philosophical and ethical enquiry, or in media, popular culture and the arts. The capstone subject for the course is an individual research project in religious and values education.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education (32) [Exit Point Only]
    Core subjects:
    THL470 Religious and Values Education in Context (16)

    and two subjects (16) chosen from:
    THL471 Teaching the Bible
    THL472 Teaching Philosophy of Religion
    THL473 Teaching Religious Ethics
    THL474 Teaching Religions of the World

    Graduate Diploma of Religious and Values Education (64)
    Core subjects:
    THL470 Religious and Values Education in Context (16)
    THL471 Teaching the Bible
    THL472 Teaching Philosophy of Religion
    THL473 Teaching Religious Ethics
    THL474 Teaching Religions of the World
    THL479 Religious and Values Education Reflective Practice (16)

    Students may choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education following the completion of 32 credit points, including core subjects THL470 (16) and two subjects chosen from THL471, THL472, THL473 or THL474.

    Master of Arts (Religious and Valued Education) (96)
    Core subjects:
    THL470 Religious and Values Education in Context (16)
    THL471 Teaching the Bible
    THL472 Teaching Philosophy of Religion
    THL473 Teaching Religious Ethics
    THL474 Teaching Religions of the World
    THL479 Religious and Values Education Reflective Practice (16)

    and one (16) chosen from:
    THL580 Religious and Values Education: Media, Popular Culture & the Arts (16)
    THL581 Religious and Values Education: Philosophical and Ethical Enquiry (16)

    and
    THL585 Religious and Values Education: Research Project (16)

    Students may choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education following the completion of 32 credit points, including core subjects THL470 (16) and two subjects chosen from THL471, THL472, THL473 or THL474.

    Students may choose to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Religious and Values Education following the completion of 64 credit points, including core subjects THL470 (16), THL471, THL472, THL473, THL474, and THL479 (16), 

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Religious and Values Education (32) [Exit Point Only]
    Session 1
    THL470 Religious and Values Education in Context (16)

    Session 2
    2 x Restricted Electives (16)

    Graduate Diploma of Religious and Values Education (64)
    Session 1
    THL470 Religious and Values Education in Context (16)

    Session 2
    THL473 Teaching Religious Ethics
    THL474 Teaching Religions of the World

    Session 3
    THL471 Teaching the Bible
    THL472 Teaching Philosophy of Religion

    Session 4
    THL479 Religious and Values Education Reflective Practice (16)

    Master of Arts (Religious and Valued Education) (96)
    Session 1Session 1
    THL470 Religious and Values Education in Context (16)

    Session 2
    THL473 Teaching Religious Ethics
    THL474 Teaching Religions of the World

    Session 3
    THL471 Teaching the Bible
    THL472 Teaching Philosophy of Religion

    Session 4
    THL479 Religious and Values Education Reflective Practice (16)

    Session 5
    THL580 Religious and Values Education: Media, Popular Culture & the Arts (16)
    or
    THL581 Religious and Values Education: Philosophical and Ethical Enquiry (16)

    Session 6
    THL585 Religious and Values Education: Research Project (16)

  • Admission information

    A Bachelors degree in Education or equivalent.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place
    1700*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2200*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationCanberraFPPGYYNOAVE
    DirectDistance EducationCanberraFPOSYYNJAVE

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    School of Theology

    CSU’s School of Theology has an established reputation for its emphasis on student learning, quality teaching and research. The ethos of the School is ecumenical, with staff drawn from a variety of Christian traditions, all committed to developing and delivering a comprehensive, rigorous and vibrant theological education. Combined with a flexible learning environment and four teaching sites, the School provides a wide range of learning opportunities to students who wish to explore their faith and beliefs as well as those of other cultures. Students can study on campus at CSU’s Canberra and Parramatta campuses or via distance education. The School is also affiliated with St Barnabas Theological College in Adelaide and St Francis College in Brisbane and there may be opportunities for students to study some parts of their course at these locations.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

Make an enquiry

Call us on 1800 334 733,
(International +61 2 6338 6077)

Speak to a future student advisor

FREE CALL

Chat to us online

ONLINE CHAT

Enquire Online

Related information:

Consider also:


Apply for admission

DOMESTIC
INTERNATIONAL