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What will I learn?

Do you want to bring a Christian worldview to your career and community? The MA integrates cutting-edge principles in theology, leadership, and contextual studies with Biblical values, to equip professionals like you in all contexts. The course draws on our established areas of expertise while expanding the offerings to general subject areas such as history and communication. The purpose of this program is to provide an advanced body of knowledge and professional application for graduates in a variety of contexts in these key areas of specialization.

In addition to developing skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills, you will be equipped with advanced knowledge of theory in your area of specialization and the application of theoretical concepts in practical settings. The MA can also prepare you for further study by inclusion within the structured program of some independent research.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The MA course structure is based on three semesters, with 4 subjects taught in each semester, comprising:

2 compulsory core subjects (20 credit points)

5 subjects in the Major/Specialization (50 credit points)

4 elective subjects (40 credit points)

1 capstone projects (or 20 cp Capstone subject and 30 cp Electives) (10 credit points)

To qualify for award of the degree of Master of Arts a candidate shall complete at least 120 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge:

Demonstrated:

advanced and integrated understanding of key issues and practices within the specializations of: Chaplaincy; Christian Studies; Discipline Area; or Ministry;

knowledge of scholarship and recent developments in the area of the specializations;

understanding of general research principles and methods, and advanced knowledge of specific research approaches used in the selected disciplinary field.

Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

evaluate, synthesize and critically engage the theoretical knowledge in the relevant areas of the study;

examine a complex problem or issue using appropriate methodologies and theories from the discipline;

analyze and synthesize ideas and theories from related disciplines;

design a research question that explores a complex issue and to provide possible solution(s) to the problem raised;

communicate effectively complex ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences;

identify and critically evaluate new developments of research and scholarship in the selected disciplinary field.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

articulate new questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the selected disciplinary field to develop appropriate solutions;

work independently, responsibly and with the level of professionalism expected of an expert in the selected disciplinary fields;

design and implement a major research project in the selected disciplinary fields.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Master of Arts may find employment in a ministry or church-based organization, not-for-profit or mission-focused organization, community service-oriented position or positions that require skills in research and critical thinking, such as:

  • Senior Pastor
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry worker
  • Church relations manager
  • NGO Communications Manager

Additionally, graduates may progress further in the pathway toward doctoral studies upon completion of the Master of Arts.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

084483C

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,320.00 (12,02,586) per year
ANL, BIB, CCM, EXP, HIS, MIN, RES, SSC, SSE, THE subjects: AUD $2,790 per subject; BUS, COM, EDU, LEA, MUS subjects: AUD $3,420 per subject; Indicative Total Course (12 subjects): AUD $33,480; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

8 August 2022

Venue

Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,

PARRAMATTA,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,320.00 (12,02,586) per year
ANL, BIB, CCM, EXP, HIS, MIN, RES, SSC, SSE, THE subjects: AUD $2,790 per subject; BUS, COM, EDU, LEA, MUS subjects: AUD $3,420 per subject; Indicative Total Course (12 subjects): AUD $33,480; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

8 August 2022

Venue

AC Brisbane Campus

48 O'Keefe Street,

WOOLLOONGABBA,

Queensland,

4102, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education: Completion of at least an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with Recent Secondary Education are not eligible for direct entry into this course. Applicants with Vocational Education and Training: Completion of at least an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training qualification are not eligible for direct entry into this course. Applicants with Higher Education: Completion of an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree in Ministry or Theology awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification) OR Completion of an Australian Level 8+ postgraduate qualification in Ministry or Theology awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with Work and Life Experience: Completion of at least an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree or (or equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with no formal higher education are not eligible for direct entry into this course. International Students will be required to show proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall, reading 6.5; writing 6.5; speaking 6.5; listening 6.5 (or equivalent).

For international students

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorized institution. Applicants with recent high school education only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorized institution. Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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