Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
074592C
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Description

The Master of Theology (Research) is a higher degree by research that can be undertaken either by thesis or by coursework and thesis. It provides students with substantial background in Theology and preliminary research training with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of theological research in a specialised area.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced knowledge and skills in a theological discipline, which may include philosophy;
  • the capacity to undertake successfully under supervision a major piece of theological or philosophical research.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

80

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - Research
  • Semester 2 - Research

Course costs

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

A candidate for the degree of Master of Theology (Research) must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. an undergraduate degree in Theology (or equivalent) with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A; OR
    1. a Master of Theological Studies with a distinction average or higher in THEL623 Theology Project C and THEL619 Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research (or equivalent); and
    2. a specialisation in one of the theological disciplines, or philosophy as it relates to theology.

Meeting the requirements for admission is not in itself a guarantee of admission. The candidate’s potential to undertake research, the quality and feasibility of the research proposal, the availability of appropriate supervision and the referee’s reports will all be taken into consideration.

Applying for admission

English language requirements

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification undertaken in a language other than English must satisfy the English language proficiency requirements set by the University. This is an overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all tests).

More course information

Contact res.cand@acu.edu.au (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or international.admissions@acu.edu.au (International enquiries).

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

Fees
The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

International students who are not awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will need to pay full international tuition fees.

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Description

The Master of Theology (Research) is a higher degree by research that can be undertaken either by thesis or by coursework and thesis. It provides students with substantial background in Theology and preliminary research training with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of theological research in a specialised area.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • advanced knowledge and skills in a theological discipline, which may include philosophy;
  • the capacity to undertake successfully under supervision a major piece of theological or philosophical research.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Start dates and campus availability

Brisbane
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020
Melbourne
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020
Strathfield
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3123.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $24984.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $24984.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

A candidate for the degree of Master of Theology (Research) must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. an undergraduate degree in Theology (or equivalent) with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A; or
    1. a Master of Theological Studies with a distinction average or higher in THEL623 Theology Project C and THEL619 Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research (or equivalent); and
    2. a specialisation in one of the theological disciplines, or philosophy as it relates to theology.

Meeting the requirements for admission is not in itself a guarantee of admission. The candidate’s potential to undertake research, the quality and feasibility of the research proposal, the availability of appropriate supervision and the referee’s reports will all be taken into consideration.

English language requirements

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification undertaken in a language other than English must satisfy the English language proficiency requirements set by the University. This is an overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all tests).

More course information

Contact res.cand@acu.edu.au (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or international.admissions@acu.edu.au (International enquiries).

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

Fees
The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

International students who are not awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will need to pay full international tuition fees.

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