12 months
22639 USD/year
4671 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Complete a substantial research project and experience the satisfaction of contributing to the study of theology and religion with this Master of Theology from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Theology from University of Auckland consists of a thesis in theology or religious studies.

You can explore sacred texts and traditions and the roles these play in different cultural, global and historical contexts.

The programme recognises the emerging cross-disciplinary features within the study of theology and religion, and gives you the opportunity to focus on an area that interests you.


Postgraduate study in Theology can help to prepare you for a career in religious education and teaching, social work and youth work, chaplaincy and church ministry, counselling and pastoral care, and community work. You will also develop transferable skills that you can use in a range of other careers in various sectors.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Chaplain
  • Community youth worker
  • Pastor
  • Religious studies teacher
  • Researcher
  • Social worker
  • Youth pastor

Programme Structure

Areas of research: 

  • Feminist and postfeminist engagements with religion
  • Religion and LGBTI+ identities
  • Queer theory and religion
  • Religion in popular culture, including art, film, advertising, music and literature
  • Evolutionary dynamics of religions
  • Quantitative ritual studies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed a postgraduate qualification, following an undergraduate degree, with a focus on the study of religion. 
  • Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.5. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22639 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4671 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,131.20
  • International: NZ$39,407

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


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