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Master of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop your ministry skills and facilitate further theological contemplation. Based on coursework, a feature of the MTS is the opportunity to do assessments that have direct relevance to your current ministry involvement. Students best suited to this award have completed prior study in Theology and/or Ministry.
Most MTS units are completed in intensive study mode. This includes a week of face-to-face lectures and discussions at SMBC, with reading beforehand and assignments completed afterwards at home. A majority of MTS students are active in ministry, whether in Australia or overseas, providing an ideal classroom environment to benefit from the experiences of others and build networks for ministry support.
The Master of Theological Studies also opens up pathways to further study, for example the Master of Theology, Doctor of Philosophy. If for any reason your circumstances make it not possible to complete your masters studies, it is possible to graduate with a graduate certificate (which requires 48 credit points) or a graduate diploma (which requires 96 credit points).
Course AQF level: 9 (units are taken at level 8/9)
Full-time: 2 years
Maximum time: 8 years
Credit points: 192
Delivery mode: units that can credit towards this course are delivered in a variety of on-campus and off-campus, semester-length and intensive options
Available to overseas students: yes, CRICOS Code: 0100549
Academic Qualifications: Completed 3 year bachelor degree or equivalent
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work
- If you have already graduated with an ACT Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology, or equivalent, you are eligible to receive advanced standing for up to 48cps of AQF level 8 units in this course based on units completed in your previous degree, with the remainder of the course to be completed at AQF level 8-9.
- If you have already graduated with an AQF level 8 or 9 award in ministry or theology (for example, Master of Ministry or Master of Divinity), you are eligible to receive advanced standing for up to 96cps of AQF level 8 units in this course based on units completed in your previous degree, with the remainder of the course to be completed at AQF level 8-9.
VIEW UNIT SELECTION GUIDE (for first theology degree)
VIEW UNIT SELECTION GUIDE (for first theology degree, missions focus)
VIEW UNIT SELECTION GUIDE (for second theology degree/professional development)
If you are interested in this course, please feel free to contact our registrars for more information here