Master of Divinity

Introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message at an advanced level and provides training which combines articulation of this story and message with their application and practice in the contemporary world. The course will include the essential research principles and methods used in Divinity as preparation for higher degrees in Theology and Ministry.

GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message at an advanced level, and provides training which combines articulation of this story and message with their application and practice in the contemporary world. The course will include the essential research principles and methods used in Divinity as preparation for higher degrees in Theology and Ministry.

The course will be based on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated in the fields of:

  • Bible and Languages (Language (LA), Old Testament (OT), New Testament (NT), Biblical Studies (BB)
  • Christian Thought & History (Theology (TH), Church History (CH), Philosophy and Ethics (PE)

Through elective units students can:

  • Develop advanced understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought & History
  • Develop particular ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice

COURSE RULES

Common Core

48cps in New and Old Testament Introduction

  • OT001-712 Old Testament Foundations
  • OT002-712 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
  • NT001-712 Jesus and the Gospels
  • NT002-712 The Early New Testament Church

24cps CH

  • CH001-712 Christianity in History to 1550
  • CH002-712 Christianity in History from 1550

36cps TH

  • TH101-812 The Knowledge and Doctrine of God
  • TH102-812 Creation and the fall, the Person and Work of Christ
  • TH003-812 The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology
  • TH004-812 Church, Sacraments and Ministry

Primary Course Discipline and Electives

24cp in LA

36cps Old / New testament set books, including at least:

  • 12cps OT set books
  • 12cps NT set books
  • OT020-812 The Psalter
  • OT010-812 Former Prophets
  • OTxxx-812 OT Book (TBC)
  • OTxxx-812 OT Book (TBC)
  • NT026-812 Romans
  • NT016-812 The Fourth Gospel
  • NT008-812 The Synoptic Gospels
  • NT020-812 The General Epistles

12cps TH/PE

  • PE010-712 Christian Worldview
  • PE004-712 Christian Ethics
  • TH101-812 The Knowledge and Doctrine of God
  • TH102-812 Creation and the fall, the Person and Work of Christ
  • TH003-812 The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology
  • TH004-812 Church, Sacraments and Ministry

24cps in any of the above

At least 72cps elective units from any unit field which includes at least one of the following:

  • 12 credit point project (**200-912); or
  • 24 credit point project in any unit field (**200-924); or
  • 36 credit point project in any unit field (**200-936); or
  • a 12cps masters capstone experience unit (**205-912); or
  • 12cps advanced independent reading unit (**201-912).

Remaining electives to be selected from

  • PC064-712 Christian Spirituality
  • PC114-706 Christian Leadership (6cps)
  • PC113-706 Christian Disciple-Making (6cps)
  • PC109-706 Engaging in Word Based Ministries (6cps)
  • PC003-812 Pastoral Skills and Methods
  • EM059-712 Mission Leadership Foundations
  • EM024-712 Principles of Evangelism
  • EM202-712 Evangelism & Missiology in Context (Thailand Mission Trip)
  • EM064-706 Ministry Foundations (6cps)
  • DM010-712 Youth Ministry

Please note that some units are offered in alternate years – check timetables or consult with Registrar

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Academic Qualifications

  • Completed 3 year bachelor degree or equivalent

Language Qualifications for NESB

  • IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.