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Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

18 months
20800 AUD/year
16000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Interested in deepening your faith and engaging with serious Christian thought? Already have an undergraduate degree in another discipline? Then the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) from Charles Sturt University is for you. With flexible modes of study, this course will give you a thorough overview of the Bible, Christian theology, church history, and Christian ministry and practice.  


The School of Theology is home to students and lecturers from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and church traditions, creating a rich and vibrant learning community where you can safely explore faith questions. Taught by range of Christian scholars, you’ll be challenged to search for meaning and spiritual depth in contemporary Australia, through a comprehensive, rigorous theological education.  

This Master of Arts (Theological Studies) degree at Charles Sturt University will help you expand your knowledge of the Bible and develop key skills in biblical interpretation. Learn how the rich history of the Christian tradition has informed contemporary church practice. Explore how key thinkers have grappled with core issues of doctrine and experience. Gain skills in theological reflection and pastoral practice for your Christian ministry. You’ll also extend your communication, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities – a valuable set of skills for any career path.

Explore your faith and beliefs with either online learning or at one of our four teaching sites. The School of Theology has campuses in Canberra (St Mark’s) and Sydney (United Theological College). It is also affiliated with St Barnabas’ College in Adelaide and St Francis’ College in Brisbane – where you can study elements of your course. With our online learning platform you’ll regularly engage with lecturers and other students, and have access to extensive library resources.

Career opportunities

After graduating with a Master of Arts (Theological Studies), you’ll be ready for further study – or to start out in a new role. Enter the ministry, move into church leadership or chaplaincy, or play a role in church-run, non-governmental organisations or a mission setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Christian Theology
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Early Church History
  • Jesus the Christ
  • Biblical Hebrew 
  • New Testament Greek 
  • Christian Ministry
  • The European Reformations
  • The Diaconate
  • Guided Research in Theology
  • Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
  • Anglican Foundations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary institution, other than an undergraduate degree in Theology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    16000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Bathurst

1260 - 2250 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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