18 months
20800 AUD/year
16000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Theology from Charles Sturt University offers depth and breadth in theological education. This course builds on your previous theological study to help you develop an in-depth understanding of major issues in contemporary theology. It provides advanced critical knowledge and skills in the theological disciplines and their application to contemporary society and church.  


Through the Master of Theology, you'll hone the skills to apply cross-disciplinary research, critical perspectives and a variety of methods to examine issues and questions of church practice in order to develop new approaches and understandings.

Charles Sturt University's highly qualified lecturers draw from their research to help guide you through your path of study. The library resources are extensive, accessible and comprehensive. Areas of study range across advanced subjects in Biblical exegesis, Church history, liturgy, public theology, ecotheology and systematic theology.

Charles Sturt University has a well-established reputation for its emphasis on student learning, quality teaching and research in theology. Our approach is ecumenical, with staff drawn from a variety of Christian traditions, all committed to developing and delivering a comprehensive, rigorous and vibrant theological education.

You can study your theology course on campus at our Canberra and Parramatta campuses or online. Students living in Hong Kong can study with Ming Hua Theological College. Charles Sturt University also has affiliations with St Barnabas’ College in Adelaide and St Francis’ Theological College in Brisbane.

Career opportunities  

You could work in church leadership with other religious leaders in the community to support and enhance community engagement in the activities of various churches and faiths. There are also opportunities to develop and implement research projects to build critical perspectives across Christian ministry, its history and practice.

You could also choose to analyse and improve models of mission and evangelism to build a contemporary approach to mission relevant to cultural and ecclesial contexts. The Master of Theology is also a pathway to further study; the degree equips you to undertake research at the master's and PhD levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Theology in a Global Context
  • Political Theology
  • Theology and Spirituality in Contemporary Engagement
  • Classic Texts in Christian Theology
  • Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies
  • Advanced Biblical Exegesis
  • Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation 
  • Studies in Liturgy and Worship 
  • Contemporary Issues in Practical Theology
  • Public Theology
  • Church History Methodology
  • The Philosophy of Religious History

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 code: 025512C (Canberra, United Theological College)   

  • A Bachelor degree in Theology (or AQF equivalent), OR
  • A Credit average or higher in a Graduate Diploma of Theology (or AQF equivalent) in Theology or Divinity.

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 Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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