Postgraduate Degrees and Research

 

 
 

POSTGRADUATE DEGREES

 

* Graduate Certificate in Theology: It can be completed in one semester full-time, or in up to four semesters part-time. It requires just three semester units, taken from the list of Foundational units, and spread over three disciplines and two fields.

* Graduate Diploma in Theology: It can be completed in one year full-time or in up to three years part-time. It consists of six semester units.

* Master of Arts (Theology): To enter the Master of Arts, students must already hold a degree. The MA(Theol) takes two years full-time or up to six years part-time. It requires 180 points (12 semester units of 15 points). Students who do not hold a Theology degree must undertake three (45 points) of the twelve units from the list of ‘Foundational units’.      

* Master of Divinity: The Master of Divinity degree is a graduate-entry first degree in theology. It offers a high level of theological study with an emphasis on breadth and integrative study. The MDiv takes three years full-time or longer part-time, requiring 270 points (18 semester units of 15 points).

* Master of Theological Studies: The MTS is open to candidates holding the University of DIvinity BTheol, BMin, BD or MDiv degrees, or equivalent qualifications, and requires the completion of ten standard units (150 points)

 

RESEARCH DEGREES

 

* Master of Philosophy: A postgraduate research degree that can be taken either by major thesis (40,000 words) or by coursework (2 postgraduate units) and a 25,000 word thesis.

* Master of Theology: A postgraduate research degree that can be taken either by major thesis (40,000 words) or by coursework (2 postgraduate units) and a 25,000 word thesis.

* Doctor of Theology: A research doctoral degree awarded by the University of Divinity for a suitable research thesis of up to 100,000 words.

* Doctor of Philosophy: A research doctorate primarily intended for research Masters graduates in disciplines other than theology, with sufficient foundation to engage with a theological discipline at a doctoral level. It consists of a thesis of up to 100,000 words.

 

Entry Requirements


If you already have a degree in another discipline from an accredited tertiary institution (e.g. BA, BSc, BEd, etc.) you can enrol in:
 
• Graduate Certificate in Theology (GradCertTheol)
• Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTheol)
• Master of Arts (Theology) (MA(Theol))
• Master of Divinity (MDiv)
 
If you already have a theological degree from another provider, we can talk to you about further studies at an advanced level in the MA(Theol), MTheol, and MTS degrees, or work at doctoral level in the PhD or DTheol.
 
 
You do not have to be sure about whether you will ever complete a degree in order to begin one.
The important thing is to start the journey. Contact us about studying at Whitley College