The Master of Ministry offered by University of Otago incorporates current scholarship in the practice of ministry with options from Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Pastoral Studies, within an ongoing process combining theological learning and reflective practice.The admission requirements are a degree or equivalent three-year qualification in Theology with satisfactory grades, and the completion of a minimum of three years of ministry experience prior to application.
The degree consists of six taught papers at 400-level, of which three are in Ministry Studies and three are selected from papers offered in Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Pastoral Theology. From 2013, the degree also involves the completion of a Research Project of 25,000 to 30,000 words related to issues emerging from the contemporary practice of ministry.The degree is designed to enhance a graduate's professional practice in a range of Christian ministries and to enable advanced reflection and research on the practice of ministry.
The program shall consist of six papers and a research project, worth a total of 210 points:
- Three papers with a value of 60 points from 400-level MINS papers
- Three papers with a value of 60 points from 400-level BIBS and CHTH papers
- A research project (MINS 5) with a value of 90 points
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
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- Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand.
- A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
- If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.
International18443 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18443 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National5399 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5399 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
- National: 8,189 NZD
- International: 27,966 NZD
The University offers a number of generous masters’ awards and doctoral scholarships (for PhD and other doctoral-level study). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, research ability (where applicable) and suitability within the department. No interview is required. Students already receiving a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs are not usually eligible.
You can find out more about our scholarship options by visiting our scholarship page: https://www.otago.ac.nz/international/future-students/international-scholarships/
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