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.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Canberra Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online *
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MIN743. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MIN743 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Preliminary assessment
Draft research proposal
Presentation and submission of research proposal

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.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.