Master of Theology

Theology

Master of Theology

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CSU’s Master of Theology offers depth and breadth in theological education. It provides advanced critical knowledge and skills in the theological disciplines, and their application to contemporary society and church.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU's Master of Theology builds on previous theological study to develop an in-depth understanding of major issues in contemporary theology. Students will emerge from the program with a sound knowledge base, well-honed critical skills, and a facility in theological methodologies.They will develop an advanced knowledge of at least one major theological sub-discipline. This course provides a pathway to research higher degree studies in theology.

    At CSU you are guided by highly qualified lecturers working from their own research interests. The library resources are extensive, accessible and comprehensive. Areas of study range across advanced subjects in Biblical Exegesis, Church History, Liturgy, Public Theology, Ecotheology and Systematic Theology.

  • Career opportunities

    The degree further equips you to work in ministry and mission and take up church positions and leadership roles. It is a pathway to specialised research.

  • 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

    The course consists of four 16 point subjects (64), comprising one core subject (16) and three restricted electives (48).

    Core Subject:

    THL514 Truth and Knowing in Theology

    Restricted Electives:

    Three 16 point subjects chosen from the following:
    THL501 Independent Guided Reading
    THL511 Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies
    THL512 Contemporary Theology in a Global Context
    THL513 Church History Methodology
    THL517 Advanced Biblical Exegesis
    THL518 Studies in Liturgy and Worship
    THL540 Public Theology
    THL541 Critical Studies in Ecotheology
    THL554 Christologies in Context

    Enrolment pattern

    Full-time

    Session 1

    THL514 Truth and Knowing in Theology (16)
    1 x Restricted Elective [ ] (16)

    Session 2

    2 x Restricted Electives [ ] (32)

    Part-time

    Session 1

    THL514 Truth and Knowing in Theology (16)

    Session 2

    1 x Restricted Elective [ ] (16)

    Session 3

    1 x Restricted Elective [ ] (16)

    Session 4

    1 x Restricted Elective [ ] (16)

  • Admission information

    Students must:

    1. hold an undergraduate degree in theology or its equivalent; or
    2. have obtained a Credit average or higher in the Charles Sturt University Graduate Diploma of Theology or equivalent.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2014 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    Alumni discount

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

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place

    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.

    1500*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about fee-paying places

    On campus (onshore) study mode
    1950*Tuition fee per 8 point subject
    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    1950*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
    Direct Distance Education Canberra FPOS Y Y N JAMT
    Direct Distance Education Canberra FPPG Y Y N OAMF
    Direct On Campus United Theological College FPOS Y Y N IAME
    Direct On Campus United Theological College FPPG Y Y N OAME
    Direct On Campus Canberra FPOS Y Y N IAMF
    Direct On Campus Canberra FPPG Y Y N OAMD

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FFPG: 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, a student must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus (non-school leavers only), distance education and postgraduate study.

    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

    CRICOS Code(s)

    025512C (United Theological College, Canberra)

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • 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.

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