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Alphacrucis College

Master of Theology

Welcome from Program Director

With an exciting vision to train professionally competent scholars, leaders and managers in a wide range of careers, the Alphacrucis College MTh provides a unique opportunity to engage in cutting edge research and critical exploration of contemporary issues. Developing specialised skills in fields such as Theology, Biblical Studies and Christian History, students will be trained to communicate complex ideas and propose solutions to a wide audience, as well as design and implement an advanced research thesis. Students also have a selection of electives, which range from Ancient Languages to Marketing, to add to their learning experience.

Graduates of the MTh will have advanced knowledge of theological studies, including recent developments and approaches in the area of their discipline specialisation. They will demonstrate knowledge and skills in research using methodologies applicable to their discipline. The advanced research thesis provides the opportunity for students to synthesise what they have learned by engaging a particular issue in their area of specialisation. The MTh also provides a pathway into doctorate level studies.

With internationally acclaimed lecturers who bring not only academic expertise but practical experience into the classroom, the Alphacrucis College MTh will provide an educational experience of holistic formation which prepares students to change the world.

Dr Denise Austin 
PhD, MA(CS), GradDipA, BA (Hons 1), BMiss, DipMin, Cert IV T&A

 

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Course Overview

The Master of Theology is designed to prepare graduates for ministry within church, academic and community settings. Graduates of the MTh will have an advanced knowledge of theological studies, including a working knowledge of recent developments and approaches in the area of their discipline specialisation.

Graduates of the MTh will demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • advanced and integrated understanding of theological studies specific to their discipline
  • understanding of general research principles and methods, and advanced knowledge of specific research approaches used in the selected disciplinary field
  • communicate effectively complex ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences
  • critically evaluate new developments of research and scholarship in the selected disciplinary field
  • articulate new questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the selected disciplinary field to develop appropriate solutions
  • design and implement a major research project in the selected disciplinary field

Who Is It For?

The MTh award is ideal for:

  • graduates of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in theology, ministry or equivalent who wish to undertake deeper theological reflection
  • those seek a postgraduate award in which they can undertaken advanced research of complex issues
  • those who seek a pathway into doctoral studies and an academic career

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 1.5 years
  • Part-time: Up to 7 years

Course Fees

2014 fee information for this course can be found ont he Higher Ed Indicative Fee Schedule.  

Course Structure

The course consists of 120 credit points comprising:

  • one research methods unit: 20 credit points (Core)
  • two 20 credit point subjects, at 600 level,to be taken from the area of specialisation (Major);
  • 20 credit points, at 500 level or above, to be taken from a discipline outside the specialisation(Elective Subjects)
  • one 40 credit point research project (20,000 words) in area of discipline (Core)
Content   Credit points
Core subjects   RES601 Research Methods   20
  RES602 Research Project   40
         
Elective subjects   20 credit points, at 500 level or above, to be taken from a discipline outside the specialisation

This includes the following:

BIB601 Methods in Biblical Studies; BIB602 Seminar Presentation of Research in Biblical Studies; BIB603 Pentecostal Hermeneutics; BIB604 Prophetic Traditions; HIS601 Theory and Practice in Christian History; HIS602 Producing Christian History; HIS603 Pentecostalism in Australasia; THE601 Theologians: Method and Meaning; THE602 Seminar Presentation of Theological Research

Any 500 level subject from a currently accredited Alphacrucis College program.
  20
         
Specialisations   BIBLICAL STUDIES:
BIB601 Methods in Biblical Studies
BIB602 Seminar Presentation of Research in Biblical Studies;

CHRISTIAN HISTORY:
HIS601 Theory and Practice in Christian History And one of the following:
HIS602 Producing Christian History;
HIS603 Pentecostalism in Australasia.

THEOLOGY:
THE601 Theologians: Method and Meaning THE602 Seminar Presentation of Theological Research
  2 x 2

Rev. Associate Professor Denise Austin (faculty profile)

Fees

Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.


Units offered as part of this Award:

BIB601 - Methods in Biblical Studies

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BIB602 - Seminar Presentation of Research in Biblical Studies

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HIS601 - Theory and Practice in Christian History

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HIS602 - Producing Christian History

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HIS603 - Pentecostalism in Australasia

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RES601 - Research Methods

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RES602 - Research Project

Description: Students will undertaken an in-depth independent research project, in consultation with an approved supervisor.  The research project should be in the area of specialisation (either Theology, Biblical Studies or History). Unit detail page >>

THE601 - Theologians: Method and Meaning

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THE602 - Seminar Presentation of Theological Research

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XXX610 - Independent Guided Study in...

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XXX611 - Colloquium in ....

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