Master of Theology

Master of Theology

Please note that the Australian College of Theology (ACT) has completed a curriculum redesign for 2020 courses. As a result, the courses, course structures, coding system and credit point values have changed. These changes are reflected in the details below. For an overview of the changes please view the details on the ACT website at: For any questions related to ACT courses, please contact our Academic Registrar.

The Master of Theology is the perfect award for pastoral leaders and others engaged in vocational ministry seeking to complete higher research. Providing the opportunity to conduct focussed research in an area of Biblical, Systematic or Practical theology, this award will prepare you for teaching in Bible colleges both in Australia an overseas. Graduates of the course may articulate to the ACT’s Doctoral Awards.

The Master of Theology (AQF level 9 Masters Research) course has been designed for research to be undertaken normally in one field of specialisation within either the Department of Bible and Language, Department of Christian Thought and History, or Department of Ministry and Practice.

From its inauguration the MTh has been used as a research degree for theology graduates who are already engaged in the ministerial profession and are aspiring to be teachers in theological colleges in Australia and overseas. Graduates of the course may articulate to the ACT ThD, DMin and PhD.

AQF LEVELLevel 9 Research Masters Award
COURSE LENGTH1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (up to 2.5 years)
AWARD REQUIREMENTS96 credit point 30,000 word thesis
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSSee ACT website for full list of admission requirements.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information about this course, view the complete course outline on the ACT website or contact our friendly Academic Registrar.