Divinity

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

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For those seeking a deeper, critical understanding of the Christian tradition, this course is the study and interpretation of the sources, history, beliefs and practices of the Christian religious tradition.

Key details for

  • ATAR

  • Course Code

    • M1207
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 080708A
  • Course Code

    • M1207
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

The Master of Divinity is a professional degree in Theology. It is suitable for those preparing for professional ministry in Christian churches and, more generally, for those seeking a deeper, critical understanding of the Christian tradition. It is the study and interpretation of the sources, history, beliefs and practices of the Christian religious tradition. You will study units in biblical studies, church history, systematic theology and practical theology.

You can choose between the coursework or research study option. The coursework option is appropriate for those who wish to study for a professional qualification as the academic component of preparation for ordination. It is also the best option for those seeking broad knowledge of the range of theological disciplines. The research option is appropriate for those who wish to specialise in one or more specific areas of Theology, particularly those who may wish to progress to a higher degree by research.

This course is a professional qualification for ministry. When completed in conjunction with prescribed Church requirements, it is a recognised university qualification in Western Australia for ordination in the Anglican Church of Australia and the Uniting Church of Australia.

If you are studying Theology and training for ordained ministry you will need to be selected by your respective church. In addition, if you are a teacher who is aiming to work in religious schools, you may need to study Theology to enhance your career prospects. Other employment prospects exist as church youth workers and chaplains in government schools.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Arts
  • Qualification

    • Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
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  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae