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Master of Divinity

Postgraduate Course

About this Course

The Master of Divinity is a holistic and flexible award with a variety of vocational outcomes, open to people who hold a non-ministry or theology undergraduate degree. Whether you are interested in exploring a calling to Christian ministry, want to develop a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and Scriptures, or be equipped for a specific ministry vocation, the Master of Divinity is the award for you.

This outstanding course provides students with an advanced and integrated understanding of the Christian Scriptures, Christian theology and the nature of Christian ministry. During the course, students are required to complete an eight (8) subject major which focuses on their choice of theological studies or a specific area of Christian ministry (this may be church leadership or contextual mission). The course also includes a ‘capstone project’ which may involve a supervised placement or significant research project.

Read about Elliot’s experience studying the Master of Divinity.

Professional Outcomes

The recognition accorded this qualification ensures graduates enjoy a variety of professional opportunities. They may find employment in local churches in roles which relate to their area of ministry specialisation (e.g., pastoral leadership, pastoral care). Please speak to the course co-ordinator to discuss pathway options in preparation for application for ordination with your chosen denominational body.

Alternatively, the Master of Divinity opens the door to further postgraduate ministry/theological study, which will enable individuals to find employment in Christian tertiary education institutions.

Course Structure

24 Subjects total
12 Core
8 Major subjects
4 Electives


Introduction to the Biblical Languages
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Story of the Church
Foundations of Trinitarian Theology
Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God
Holy Spirit and the Church
Theological Reflection
Introduction to Christian Ministry
Supervised Ministry Field Education A


Select 8 subjects within the following fields:

Theology Studies
Church Leadership
Pastoral Care
Contextual Mission


Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree in any field other than ministry or theology.

How long does it take?

3 years (36 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

This course is available fully online, fully on campus in Adelaide, and a blend of online and on campus in Perth.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Exit Points

Graduate Diploma in Divinity after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Graduate Certificate in Divinity after 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.

Course Codes

Tabor: TM914D
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Faculty of Ministry, Theology and Culture
Phone: 1300 482 267
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