Master of Theological Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Students will develop a wide range of skills, including oral and written communication skills, and the capacity to analyse, reflect critically, evaluate, and bring ethical perspectives to life and work. These skills will prepare them to succeed in areas such as chaplaincy or other church-related careers, administrative roles, or in various other professions for which they are qualified, such as teaching or social work.

Course Fee:

Australian: $35,200

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in any discipline.

Structure:

160 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Biblical studies; Christian history; Interfaith relations; Liturgy; Ministry; Moral theology; Philosophy; Practical theology; Spirituality and pastoral ministry; Systematic theology

Study Pathways:

Successful completion of the Master of Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theology (Research).

Recognition:

Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course. Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate/diploma are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course. Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 2 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Part time 4 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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