Master of Arts – Theological Studies (Coursework)
Theology has always held a central place in the life and mission of the Christian community. Its central importance to the life of the community derives from the fact that it is through Theology that the Church comes to understand its own faith and explains that faith to others.
Education in Theology is therefore indispensable to a person’s development of faith as it is central to the exercise of all ministries, lay and ordained, directed toward to the communication and sharing of that faith.
It explores, among others, such important issues as the nature of God, the kind of God revealed for us in Jesus Christ, the nature of personal identity and of humanity, human origins and destiny, Christian community and God’s presence with us now in the Spirit.
All students undertaking the Master of Arts- Theological Studies degree are required to complete the following four units (or equivalent):
- Mystery of Christ 4: Church and Sacraments
- Foundations of Moral Theology
- Scripture and Church
MODE 1: Coursework
- 7 units at 500 level
- 1 unit at 400/500 level
- 7 of the 8 units must be in Theology
- 1 unit may be taken from related disciplines of Religious Education. Education Leadership, Justice Studies or Philosophy
- Included the 4 required units (or equivalent)
MODE 2: Coursework and Research Project
- 4 units at 500 level
- 1 unit at 400/500 level
- Include the 4 required units (or equivalent)
- Research Project (equivalent of 3 units) in the discipline of Theology (15,000 words)
- 4 of 5 units must be in Theology
- 1 unit may be taken from related disciplines of Religious Education, Education Leadership, Justice Studies of Philosophy
Mode of Study & Assessment
Students may undertake study as a part-time or full-time student, commencing in First Semester, in Winter Term or in Second Semester, subject to unit availability. The assessment of competency in each unit consists of tutorial performance and a number of assignments, or projects during the semester.
It may be possible for this course to be completed in external mode with units subject to availability.
Notre Dame encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and takes into consideration the applicant’s academic performance as well as their personal qualities and accomplishments. Academic requirements are as follows:
- Bachelor of Theology (or equivalent) or undergraduate degree in another discipline by coursework
- Bachelor of Theology (or equivalent) or undergraduate degree in another discipline by coursework and research project.
Applications should be received at least one month prior to commencement. However, there are limited places available in postgraduate courses and they will be filled on a first-come first-served basis so early application is encouraged.