MIN743 Research Proposal in Ministry (16)

Issues and questions which arise from the candidate's professional practice in ministry provide the basis of the research project. From these an extended research proposal is developed by the candidate in a collaborative learning environment and is defended by presentation to the faculty of the School of Theology and professional practitioners in the candidate's proposed area of research. Candidates also complete a research proposal form and ethics approval (if required) for submission to the University.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Doctor of Ministry students only

Assumed Knowledge
(MIN540 or MIN740) and (MIN541 or MIN741)
Incompatible Subjects

THL705, THL707

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate the relationship between the candidate's professional work in ministry and research in ministry
  • be able to develop an ethics application
  • be able to develop a research proposal
  • be able to profer a defence of that research proposal.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • identifying research opportunities from professional practice;
  • developing a research proposal;
  • research project management;
  • ethics in professional research;
  • developing an ethics application.

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.The residential school will provide opportunity for students to engage with faculty and each other as they develop their proposal. There will also be opportunity for use of library facilities. The students will be able to critically discuss their draft proposals throughout the residential.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.