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Master of Theology

Post GRADUATE (Research)
  • 30,000 Word Thesis
  • 1 yr FT | up to 2.5 yrs PT
  • 96 Credit Points
  • OVERSEAS

Course Description

If you already hold a theological degree, but want to specialise in a particular area of interest, then the Master of Theology (MTh) will give you that opportunity.

The MTh is a research degree that allows you to explore a specific area of any of the theological sub-disciplines and equips you for doctoral studies. BST provides a supportive and gospel-centred context for research and expert supervision.

Enrolment in the MTh affords participation in the postgraduate research seminar and collaborative opportunities within the Australian College of Theology network.

To be able to study the Master of Theology you need to have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Theology or an equivalent theological qualification.

Academic Qualifications:

  1. BTh/BMin Hons, with at least Lower Second Class Honours and at least a Credit grade in the thesis, OR
  2. BTh or BMin with an overall GPA ≥3.0 plus a Graduate Diploma with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥2.0 and ≥Credit in a major project of at least 12,000 words, OR
  3. BTh or BMin plus a Coursework Masters (such as MA(Th/Min) or MTS) with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥2.0 and ≥Credit in a major project of at least 12,000 words in FOR, OR
  4. MDiv or MMin with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, an overall GPA≥2.0 and ≥Credit in a major project of at least 12,000 words in FoR, OR
  5. MDiv or MMin with an overall GPA≥2.0 plus a Graduate Certificate with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, and ≥Credit in a major project of at least 12,000 words in FoR, OR
  6. MDiv or MMin with an overall GPA<2.0 plus a Coursework Masters (Such as MA(Th/Min) or MTS) with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, and ≥Credit in a major project of at least 12,000 words in FoR, OR
  7. MTS, MA(ChrStuds) or MML with an overall GPA≥2.0 with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, and ≥Credit in a major project of at least 12,000 words, OR
  8. MTS, MA(ChrStuds) or MML with an overall GPA<2.0 plus Graduate Certificate with embedded RTP, with satisfactory completion of Research Methods, and ≥Credit in a major project of at least 12,000 words, OR
  9. Theological and non-theological qualifications deemed by the Research and Research Studies Committee to provide a suitable grounding for Master of Theology study.

RTP = Research Training Pathway

FoR = Field of Research

If you are from a non-English speaking background the language requirements are: IELTS min 7.5 overall with a min 7.5 in reading and writing, 7.0 in listening and 6.5 in speaking.

For more information see: ACT Website – Master of Theology

To receive the Master of Theology qualification you need to complete a single thesis of 30,000 words. Thesis length may vary by ±10%. Total word count excludes Bibliography.

To apply for a Master of Theology please email (info@bst.qld.edu.au) with the following:

  • ACT number (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from previous theological degrees
  • Proposed field of research and topic
  • Mode of study (Full-time or part-time)

$8,640 per semester for full-time (48 credit points)

BST Timetable, Calendar and Fees

FEE-HELP

This course is FEE-HELP approved.

What is FEE-HELP?
FEE-HELP is a loan that helps eligible fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

For eligibility and more information on FEE-HELP go to:
https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help

When you have completed the Master of Theology you can continue your theological research studies with:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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.”

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