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Master of Theology (Research)

An opportunity to contribute to theological knowledge

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Master of Theology (Research)

Pursue advanced studies in theology with Charles Sturt University’s Master of Theology (Research).

This higher degree by research gives you the opportunity to explore in depth a topic of your choosing by writing a thesis under specialist supervision. Topic areas include biblical studies, church history, systematic theology or practical theology. It is an ideal course for people who have excelled in theological study and who wish to investigate in-depth some issue from the perspective of Christian theology.

Generous Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) scholarships are offered for this course, with applications closing on 31 October in the year prior to entry. Applicants with an excellent proposal and a strong CV, or enrolled students who are progressing well, may be awarded an AGRTP scholarship that covers course fees and gives a tax-free stipend. 

Successful completion of this award can be an outstanding foundation for further doctoral research. This Masters requires a completed research dissertation of 30–50,000 words that deploys all the skills and expectations relevant to academic research. We recommend speaking to faculty at St Mark’s before enrolling in this course.

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  • 1-2 years full-time
  • 2-4 years part-time
  • Online (Distance education)
  • On-campus in Canberra

You will need the following qualifications to be eligible for this course.

  • A Master of Theology from Charles Sturt University with a Distinction average plus evidence of research; OR
  • A Bachelor of Theology (Honours) with Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 from Charles Sturt University; OR
  • An award from another accredited tertiary institution, accepted by the University as equivalent to one of the above awards, and/or have demonstrated in study or professional performance potential to undertake research at a Master degree level. Intending applicants should contact the Higher Degree by Research coordinator at St Mark’s to discuss the proposal before applying for admission to the program

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