Immerse yourself in the history, beliefs, texts and practices of the Christian tradition. Understand complex religious issues from a range of theological perspectives.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Mid-year commencement may result in a longer duration due to unit availability.
Explore one of the world’s oldest disciplines by immersing yourself in the history, beliefs, texts, and practices of the Christian tradition. Gain in‐depth and critical knowledge of the main branches of theological study through learning about biblical studies, church history, systematic theology and practical theology. Challenge your intellectual independence through working on projects with your peers.
You’ll be encouraged to ask questions, think critically, reflect deeply and act ethically in your engagement with both theology and your wider environment.
Not all students who study theology are religious themselves; all you need is an inquiring mind and passion to learn more about the significance and impact of religion in the world around us.
5 reasons to study a Master of Theological Studies at Murdoch
- Investigate the depths of faith and the fascinating impact of Christianity on wider society.
- Learn about the social, political and cultural trends have shaped Christianity through its long and complicated history.
- Gain insight into the world, people and cultures of the Bible by exploring its historical background. You can even learn to read it in its original languages (Greek and Hebrew).
- Classes are taught by internationally recognised experts and researchers in their respective fields.
- Flexible study options: Study full-time or part-time, in internal and external modes.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- biblical studies
- church history
- systematic theology
- practical theology
- religion in Australian society.
The Master of Theological Studies is suitable both for those preparing for work in Christian churches and agencies as well as those seeking a deeper and critical understanding of the Christian tradition, including as a foundation to research by higher degree.
Murdoch graduates of Theology acquire investigative, interpretive and critical skills which are of interest to employers in many industries. Students training for ordained ministry are selected by their respective churches. In addition, teachers in church schools may be required to study some theology. Other employment prospects exist within charities and non‐governmental organisations and in education.
Careers could include:
- Youth Worker
- School Chaplain or RE Teacher
- Officer for a NGO or charity
- Church Worker
This course is a professional qualification for ministry. When completed in conjunction with prescribed church requirements, it is the recognised university qualification in Western Australia for ordination in the Anglican Church of Australia.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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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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