The Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides a high level biblical and theological framework for communicating the Gospel faithfully. You will also gain appropriate skills for a range of ministry positions.
As a graduate course, units are assessed on a higher level than the equivalent units in the Bachelor of Theology and additional tasks may be assigned. Applicants must have a prior degree from an Australian University or equivalent in a non-theological field.
All full-time students enrol in the Certificate of Ministry alongside their degree for further training in practical ministry skills. Parttime students are strongly encouraged to do so.
Who is it for?
This accredited course provides training for men and women who already hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, seeking to serve the Lord Jesus in vocational ministry, including:
- Women’s workers
- Children’s or youth ministers
- Biblical studies teachers
- University Christian workers
- Leaders in other forms of Word-based ministry
Where will it take me?
Completion of the Master of Divinity will equip you to enter a range of vocational ministry positions, both in Australia and abroad. Feel free to have a look at Our Graduates to get an idea of the type of ministry positions in which our graduates serve.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.
For the Master of Divinity, students need to successfully complete the following AQF level 7, 8 and 9 units (with the exception of LA units which can be at level 6 and above), totalling 288 credit points:
- OT001 Old Testament Foundations
- OT002 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
|Old Testament (Set Books)
- OT020/021 Psalms (English or Hebrew)
- OT008/009 Pentateuch (English or Hebrew)
- OT022/023 Isaiah (English or Hebrew)
- NT001 Jesus and the Gospels
- NT002 The Early New Testament Church
|New Testament (Set Books)
- NT027 Romans (Greek)
- NT025 Other Writings, Hebrews and 1 Peter (Greek)
- NT017 Fourth Gospel (Greek)
- NT011 Paul and Corinthian Christianity (Greek)
|Christianity in History
- CH001 Christianity in History to 1550
- CH002 Christianity in History from 1550
- TH001 The Knowledge of God
- TH002 The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ
- TH003 The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology
- TH004 Church, Ministry and Sacraments
- BB009 Biblical Theology: An Introduction
- TH022 Foundations for Systematic Theology
(These two half units combine to form one full unit.)
|Christianity in History
- CH010 Reformation in Europe and Britain
Ministry and Ethics
- PC047 Preaching I
- PE*** Christian Ethics Unit – TBA
- PC002 Pastoral Care
- LA005 New Testament Greek A
- LA006 New Testament Greek B
* Not all the set books above will be completed as part of the degree, for information contact the Registrar.
- LA003 Biblical Hebrew A
- LA004 Biblical Hebrew B
View more information about the Master of Divinity in the ACT handbook.
To be awarded both the Master of Divinity and Certificate of Ministry, you need to successfully complete the course structure for the Master of Divinity (above) as well as the Course Structure for the Certificate of Ministry.
Application Closing Dates
These are the dates by which we need to receive your completed Application Form.
- *24 January for FT students (studies start in February)
- *7 February for PT students (studies start in February)
- *5 July for FT students (studies start in July)
- *19 July for PT students (studies start in July)
* No late applications will be accepted.
How to Apply
Contact our Registrar to discuss your interest in studying at Trinity Theological College or click on ‘Enquire Now’ and submit your enquiry online. Feel free to make an appointment to come and visit us at Trinity House in Leederville to have a look around and meet some of the community.
Once we’ve received your Enquiry by way of your completed Prospective Student Form, someone from our friendly Registrar’s Office will contact you to arrange an initial phone interview with a member of our academic staff.
During this interview we will make sure that the courses Trinity offers line up with your studying goals. We will also discuss your church and educational background to ascertain your suitability for our courses.
If what we offer meets your needs and you are considered a suitable candidate, you will be sent a formal Application Form.
Complete and submit the formal Application Form. Please ensure to include the following supporting documents when sending it to us:
- Academic records
- Reflection questions
- IELTS results (if applicable)
- For Overseas Students only: VISA, Passport and Medical Insurance Documents
Once we have contacted your referees, you (and your spouse if applicable) will be invited to a final interview where you will meet two of our Academic Staff.
What Happens Next?
Following the interview, your full application will be considered by our faculty. Once a decision has been reached, we will notify you in writing of your acceptance or otherwise.