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AQF Level 9 Master of Theology (Research)

The Master of Theology (Research) is an AQF Level 9 course designed to further equip Theology graduates for teaching ministries through research in one area of specialisation. Areas of specialisation include Bible and Language, Christian Thought, and Ministry and Practice.

Who is it for?

This accredited course is aimed at Theology graduates who:

  • are already in Word ministry in churches, schools, para-church or mission contexts who wish to deepen their teaching ministry
  • hope to teach up to Bachelor level units at Theological or Bible colleges in Australia or overseas

Where will it take me?

The Master of Theology (Research) will further equip you in your teaching ministry and can lead to teaching positions in theological colleges in Australia and overseas.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more detailed information on this course including admission requirements,  see the ACT course overview and ACT Coursework Course Enrolment Policy.


OPEN TO: Domestic and Overseas Students
AVAILABILITY: Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT)
DURATION: 1 year FT or up to 2.5 years PT
STARTING DATE: January or July
COURSE FEES: See our Fees page


Course Structure

The Master of Theology (Research) is completed by doing a thesis of 30,000 words (96cps).

Upgrading to doctoral courses is not permitted. The Master of Theology (Research) can be completed on or off-campus or a mixture of these.

The ability to meet with a supervisor face-to-face on a regular basis during each year of supervision is an essential part of the course at Trinity.

Full course information is available on the ACT website.


If you would like to Apply, please fill in our Prospective Student Form and our Admissions Officer will contact you.

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