THL427 Theology Research Project (8)


The principal purpose of this subject is to provide students intending to progress beyond the Graduate Diploma of Theology with an experience in guided research through either a project or a major essay. As a result, enrolment in this subject requires the approval of the Subject coordinator. The subject allows for the exploration of an approved topic in a chosen theological subdiscipline, to be determined in consultation with the Subject coordinator.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCanberra Campus
InternalUnited Theological College
DistanceCanberra Campus
Session 2
InternalCanberra Campus
InternalUnited Theological College
DistanceCanberra Campus
DistanceUnited Theological College
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL427
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Theology

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of the core subjects within the Graduate Diploma of Theology

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss critically issues in a chosen theological subdiscipline arising from the investigation of an approved research topic or through an individual project
  • be able to reflect critically on the literature relevant to their research question
  • be able to demonstrate consultative and dialogical skills in developing and exploring an appropriate research project
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, organisational and written communication skills through the preparation and presentation of a substantial research essay or project in a select theological field


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • In consultation with a supervisor, students select an appropriate program of reading, research project design and writing in a discrete theological field
  • Guided reading
  • Critical analysis of relevant texts
  • Regular consultation between student and supervisor
  • Submission of a substantial research project or essay


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.