What will I learn?

An AC Master of Theology (MTh) gives you the skills you need to engage in research and the critical exploration of contemporary issues. This is your opportunity to train as a professionally competent scholar, leader or manager in a wide range of careers. You will gain an advanced knowledge of theological studies, including a working knowledge of recent developments and approaches in the area of your specialization.

While developing specialized skills in fields such as Theology, Biblical Studies, and Ministry, you will be trained to communicate complex ideas and propose solutions to a wide audience, as well as design and write an advanced research thesis. You can also choose from a selection of electives, which range from Ancient Languages to Marketing, to add to your learning experience.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course consists of 120 credit points, comprising:

one research methods unit: 20 credit points (Core);

two 20 credit point subjects, at 600 level, to be taken from the area of specialization (Major);

20 credit points, at 500 level or above (Elective);

one 40 credit point research project (20,000 words) in area of discipline (Core).

To qualify for award of the degree of Master of Theology a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points.

COURSE OUTCOMES:

Knowledge:

Graduates will demonstrate:

advanced and integrated understanding of theological studies specific to their discipline;

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

Skills:

Graduates will:

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

ability to lead advanced discussion and analysis of contemporaneous topics, issues and challenges impacting on Christian ministry and the Pentecostal community and create solutions to these challenges. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new and diverse contexts;

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

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Graduates will:

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

design and implement a major research project.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may find employment in ministry or church-based organizations (e.g. senior pastor of a church); become part of the next generation of leaders of not-for-profit organizations; take up leadership or management positions in schools (e.g. vice-principal), or various management positions in for-profit businesses.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Theology

CRICOS

080052C

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
Indicative Total Course (120 credit points): AUD $32,280; AUD $2,690 per ten credit points; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

7 March 2022, 8 August 2022

Venue

AC Melbourne Campus

Level 4, 350 Queen St,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
Indicative Total Course (120 credit points): AUD $32,280; AUD $2,690 per ten credit points; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

7 March 2022, 8 August 2022

Venue

Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,

PARRAMATTA,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with Higher Education Study: Completion of an AQF Level 8 Bachelors (Honours 1 or 2a) degree in a relevant field, or equivalent. OR Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelors degree in a relevant field, or equivalent, as well as an AQF Level 8 graduate diploma in a relevant field with at least a 20 credit point research component and an overall GPA at least 2.8. OR Completion of an AQF Level 9 or above postgraduate qualification in a relevant field, or equivalent. 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 7.0 (with no score below 7.0 in any of the four skills areas).

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) in ministry or theology 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 7.0 (with no score below 6.5 in any of the four skills areas).

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

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