Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is an extended coursework Masters course for non-theological degree graduates. This course is perfect for ordained ministry or the budding scholar.


This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

The MDiv introduces graduate students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message at an advanced level and provides training that 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 is 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


288 Credit Points Overall

24 x 12cp units,
at Level 8 and above,
including at least 60cps at Level 9

Common Core

Primary Course Discipline and Electives

24cp in LA

36cps Old / New testament set books

at least 12cps OT set books
at least 12cps NT set books
at least 24cps in the original Greek or Hebrew

12cps TH/PE

24cps in any of the above

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

Remaining electives to be selected from

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


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. For more information please visit the ACT course page.

How to Apply