Master of Arts (Theological Studies) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies GradCertThStud

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies GradDipThStud

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) MA(ThStud)

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (1320TH)

On Campus - Canberra
On Campus - United Theological College
Online - Canberra

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies (1620TH)

On Campus - Canberra
On Campus - United Theological College
Online - Canberra

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (1720TH)

On Campus - Canberra
On Campus - United Theological College
Online - Canberra

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

Full-time: 1 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary institution, other than an undergraduate degree in Theology.

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary institution, other than an undergraduate degree in Theology.

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary institution, other than an undergraduate degree in Theology.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

No special Credit arrangements apply.

Graded Credit will be granted for subjects completed within the CSU Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies and the Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies.

Within the limitations of the Academic Credit Regulations of the University, Credit may be considered for Systematic Theology, Biblical Studies, Church History and Practical Theology subjects successfully completed at other institutions at the graduate level.

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

No special Credit arrangements apply.

Graded Credit will be granted for subjects completed within the CSU Graduate Certificate in Theology.

Within the limitations of the Academic Credit Regulations of the University, Credit may be considered for Systematic Theology, Biblical Studies, Church History and Practical Theology subjects successfully completed at other institutions at the graduate level.

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Credit is not permitted within the 32 point Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

The course consists of 32 credit points comprising 4 subjects (1 core and 3 restricted electives):

All subjects have a value of 8 credit points.

Core subject (8)

THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology

Restricted electives (24)
and three restricted electives (24) chosen from:

THL407 Jesus the Christ
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History
THL416 Biblical Hebrew 1
THL417 New Testament Greek 1
THL418 Christian Ministry
THL419 The European Reformations
THL426 The Diaconate
THL438 Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
THL440 Anglican Foundations
THL441 Uniting Church Studies
THL443 New Testament Greek 2
THL457 Biblical Hebrew 2
THL461 Being the Church
THL468 The Triune God
THL469 Homiletics
THL486 Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
THL487 World Religions and Christian Theology
THL490 Liturgical Theology
THL491 Practical Theology
THL493 Theological Ethics
THL498 Advanced Practical Theology
THL499 Sacramental Theology
MIN428 Pastoral Care

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

The course consists of 64 credit points comprising 8 subjects (4 core subjects and 4 restricted electives):

All subjects have a value of 8 credit points.

Core subjects (32)
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History

Restricted electives (32)
and four restricted electives (32) chosen from:

THL407 Jesus the Christ
THL416 Biblical Hebrew 1
THL417 New Testament Greek 1
THL418 Christian Ministry
THL419 The European Reformations
THL426 The Diaconate
THL427 Guided Research in Theology
THL438 Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
THL440 Anglican Foundations
THL441 Uniting Church Studies
THL443 New Testament Greek 2
THL457 Biblical Hebrew 2
THL461 Being the Church
THL468 The Triune God
THL469 Homiletics
THL486 Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
THL487 World Religions and Christian Theology
THL490 Liturgical Theology
THL491 Practical Theology
THL493 Theological Ethics
THL498 Advanced Practical Theology
THL499 Sacramental Theology
MIN428 Pastoral Care

MASTER OF ARTS (THEOLOGICAL STUDIES)

The course consists of 96 credit points comprising 12 subjects (6 core subjects and 6 restricted electives):

All subjects have a value of 8 credit points.

Core subjects (48)
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History
THL407 Jesus the Christ
THL427 Guided Research in Theology

Restricted electives (48)
and six restricted electives (32) chosen from:

THL416 Biblical Hebrew 1
THL417 New Testament Greek 1
THL418 Christian Ministry
THL419 The European Reformations
THL426 The Diaconate
THL438 Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
THL440 Anglican Foundations
THL441 Uniting Church Studies
THL443 New Testament Greek 2
THL457 Biblical Hebrew 2
THL461 Being the Church
THL468 The Triune God
THL469 Homiletics
THL486 Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
THL487 World Religions and Christian Theology
THL490 Liturgical Theology
THL491 Practical Theology
THL493 Theological Ethics
THL498 Advanced Practical Theology
THL499 Sacramental Theology
MIN428 Pastoral Care

Key Subjects

The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) has the following key subjects which apply from 202030:

THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History

The Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies has the following key subjects which apply from 202030:

THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies has the following key subject which applies from 202030:

THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology

Enrolment Pattern

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

N.b. While it is possible to complete the Graduate Certificate in Theology in one session, this is not advisable.

FULL-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

PART-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
[Restricted Elective]

Year 1 - Session 2
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

FULL-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History
[Restricted Elective]

Year 1 - Session 2
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

PART-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies

Year 1 - Session 2
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
[Restricted Elective]

Year 2 - Session 1
THL410 Early Church History
[Restricted Elective]

Year 2 - Session 2
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

MASTER OF ARTS (THEOLOGICAL STUDIES)

FULL-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History
[Restricted Elective]

Year 1 - Session 2
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL407 Jesus the Christ
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

Year 2 - Session 1
THL427 Guided Research in Theology
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

PART-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies

Year 1 - Session 2
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL407 Jesus the Christ

Year 2 - Session 1
THL410 Early Church History
[Restricted Elective]

Year 2 - Session 2
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

Year 3 - Session 1
[Restricted Elective]
[Restricted Elective]

Year 3 - Session 2
THL427 Guided Research in Theology
[Restricted Elective]

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

MIN428 Pastoral Care
THL407 Jesus the Christ
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 Early Church History
THL417 New Testament Greek 1
THL418 Christian Ministry
THL419 The European Reformations
THL426 The Diaconate
THL438 Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL461 Being the Church
THL469 Homiletics
THL490 Liturgical Theology
THL491 Practical Theology

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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