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  • Objectives
    The course offers students of theology the opportunity: * to extend their knowledge and skills in a particular area of theological study; and * to undertake a research project on a theme of relevance to their own professional work. Learning outcomesAt the completion of this award will have acquired knowledge and skills in several areas of contemporary academic theology, and the ability to apply these in developing a short research project.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must hold an approved three-year theology degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution or a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.CREDITLimited credit may be granted for relevant topics taken at the University or other institutions.Applicants holding an approved four-year honours degree in Theology or a Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies may be granted up to 36 units of credit. Applicants holding a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies may be granted up to 18 units of credit. Applicants may be granted up to 36 units of credit for approved, relevant work experience.The maximum credit which will be granted for any combination of approved four-year degree and approved, relevant work experience will be 36 units. Applicants holding an approved graduate certificate in a related field may be granted up to 18 units of credit.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Theological Studies
  • Course description
    The Master of Theological Studies is a 72-unit program, comprising coursework and research, which is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology on a fee-paying basis.

    Credit of up to 54 units may be granted for approved prior studies and work experience. See Credit and Program of Study below for details.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Theological Studies, a student must complete 72 units, including approved credit, consisting of up to 54 units of coursework topics and up to 18 units of a dissertation.

    Core topics

    THEO7001
        

    Honours Seminar #    [I/E]
        

    THEO9304
        

    Special Topic in Theological Studies    [I/E]
        

    12

    THEO9304B
        

    Special Topic in Theological Studies (Part 1) ##, and    [I/E]
        

    6

    THEO9304C
        

    Special Topic in Theological Studies (Part 2) ##   [I/E]
        

    6

    # It is compulsory for students to be enrolled and participate in the Honours Seminar during their dissertation year.

    ## Students must enrol in Part 1 and Part 2 to complete the requirements of this topic.

    Dissertation/Project

    Students select one of the following:

    THEO9010
        

    MThSt Dissertation   [I/E]
        

    12/18

    THEO9020
        

    MThSt Individual Research Project   [I/E]
        

    6

    Elective topics

    Students select elective topics to make up the 72 units required for their degree.

    THEO2105
        

    Genesis   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2208
        

    Synoptic Studies and the Gospel of Luke
        

    6

    THEO2209
        

    New Testament Exegesis: The Book of Acts
        

    6

    THEO2210
        

    Rainbow-Coloured Jesus
        

    3

    THEO2211
        

    'Digging up the Bible': Theology and Archaeology in Dialogue
        

    3

    THEO2212
        

    Matthew   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2213
        

    1 and 2 Corinthians   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2214
        

    Romans    [E]
        

    6

    THEO2215
        

    Digging up the Church: Religion, Culture and Contexts in the Lycus Valley
        

    3

    THEO2304
        

    Liturgical Year: Theology and Celebration
        

    3

    THEO2305
        

    Eucharist: Theology and Celebration
        

    3

    THEO2306
        

    The Christian Life: A Protestant Perspective    [E]
        

    6

    THEO2308
        

    Creation Spirituality   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2310
        

    Fathers and Heretics   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2311
        

    Introduction to Feminist Studies in Theology   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2402
        

    Medieval Church History   [I/E]
        

    6

    THEO2403
        

    Reformation Church History
        

    6

    THEO2404
        

    History of the Church in the Modern World
        

    6

    THEO2405
        

    Soul-Stirrings - A History of Christian Spirituality   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2407
        

    Service as Good News - The Diaconate in History   [E]
        

    6

    THEO2701
        

    Biblical Greek 1   [I/E]
        

    6

    THEO2702
        

    Biblical Hebrew 1   [I/E]
        

    6

    THEO2703
        

    Reading Theological German
        

    6

    THEO3001
        

    Biblical Hermeneutics   [E]
        

    6

    THEO3209
        

    Passion of Jesus, Passion of Christians
        

    6

    THEO3210
        

    Study Tour of the Lands of the Bible    [I/E]
        

    6

    THEO3307
        

    Woman, Man and God
        

    6

    THEO3309
        

    Church and Ministry
        

    6

    THEO3310
        

    Sacraments
        

    6

    THEO3313
        

    History, Destiny and Hope
        

    6

    THEO3315
        

    Theology of God the Trinity
        

    6

    THEO3318
        

    Bio-Medical Ethics
        

    6

    THEO3322
        

    Introduction to Christian Ethics
        

    3

    THEO3323
        

    Making Moral Decisions
        

    3

    THEO3324
        

    Indian and Chinese Spiritual Paths
        

    3

    THEO3325
        

    Abrahamic Faith Traditions
        

    3

    THEO3326
        

    Justice, Society and the Human Person: Contemporary Christian Social Thought
        

    3

    THEO3327
        

    Philosophy and Christian Thought
        

    6

    THEO3328
        

    Sex, Marriage and Family in Christian Ethics
        

    6

    THEO3329A
        

    Quest for the Spirit: Exploring Theology and the Arts
        

    6

    THEO3504
        

    Approaches to Theological Reflection
        

    6

    THEO3505
        

    Christian Spirituality
        

    6

    THEO7403
        

    Readings in Church History
        

    6

    THEO8101
        

    Reading the Old Testament
        

    6

    THEO8302
        

    God's Creation, Chaos and Cosmos
        

    6

    THEO8303
        

    Reason, Value and Religious Belief: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
        

    6

    THEO8304
        

    Chritian Ethics, Theory and Practice
        

    6

    THEO9306
        

    Theology, Cosmology and Evolutionary Biology
        

    6

    THEO9307
        

    Christology Seminar: Recent Work on the Historical Jesus
        

    6

    THEO9308
        

    Ecology and Christian Theology Seminar
        

    6

    I/E = Internal and External mode

    E = External mode only

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