If you already have a theological degree, but want to specialise in a particular area of interest, then the Master of Theology will give you that opportunity.
It might be that your destination is the world of academia, lecturing and publishing, and you want to complete a PhD at some stage, or perhaps you are seeking specialist knowledge to better support a practical career in a particular field. Our MTh program is entirely a research degree, with no taught elements, so you’ll have freedom to explore your key area of interest in the way that best suits your purposes. However, you’ll also have the assurance of studying in an environment that respects the authority of the Bible and takes the church’s call to mission seriously.
The BST community will provide a supportive and gospel-centred context for your research and the guidance of our distinguished lecturers will provide a strong framework for your study, making sure you are well advised, encouraged and resourced. A look through our faculty bios will give you an idea of what their specialties are and which topics they have researched and been published in.
To be able to study the Master of Theology you need to have an undergraduate degree in Theology or an equivalent theological qualification.
To receive the Master of Theology qualification you can submit a single thesis of 50,000 words or you can choose to produce two smaller research papers and a thesis of only 30,000 words. You must complete the qualification no more than six years after you begin.
Adam and Hester Pike
Bible translators with Wycliffe in Vanuatu
Hester: “When we arrived at college we were sure God wanted us to work in cross-cultural mission, but had no idea what that would look like for us. But after three years at BST we had a much clearer picture of the road ahead. From a spiritual perspective, our knowledge of and love for the Bible was greatly increased and our relationships with God and his people were strengthened. And from a practical perspective – well, it was through BST that we came into contact with Wycliffe, and the rest, as they say, is history…
Adam: “Somewhat unusually, it’s the Greek lessons that were my favourite at college! People can sometimes think ‘What’s the point? It’s a dead language’, but the lecturers are so passionate about it and the things I learnt are invaluable to me in my day-to-day work now. As I translate the Bible into Merei I’m served so well by my knowledge of Greek vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure – it’s helping me to make sure I’m giving the best, most accurate representation of the gospel to the people of Vanuatu.”
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.