Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Trinity Queensland is an advanced postgraduate course designed for individuals with non-theological degrees who are seeking a deeper understanding of Christian theology and ministry. This program is an excellent pathway for those aspiring to ordained ministry or academic scholarship in theological studies.

Master of Divinity Course Overview

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

The Master of Divinity degree (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 the Master of Divinity course as preparation for higher degrees in Theology and Ministry.

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

  • Bible and Languages: This area focuses on an in-depth study of the Language, Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Studies. It aims to provide a thorough understanding of the primary texts and languages that shape Christian theology. Course Codes: (Language (LA), Old Testament (OT), New Testament (NT), Biblical Studies (BB))
  • Christian Thought & History: Encompassing Theology, Church History, Philosophy, and Ethics, this segment offers a comprehensive overview of the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of Christian thought and its ethical implications. Course Codes: (Theology (TH), Church History (CH), Philosophy and Ethics (PE))

Additionally, the program includes a variety of elective units. These electives present an opportunity for students to specialize in areas of particular interest, whether it’s deepening biblical knowledge, exploring specific theological questions, or developing practical ministry skills.

Key Information

Master of Divinity
Admission Requirements

Academic Qualifications

Must have 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


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

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information please visit the ACT course page.