Master of Arts (Christian Studies)

The Master of Arts (Christian Studies) is for people who want to apply a Christian perspective to their daily life in the world, including their work life.

Duration: 2 years full-time and up to 8 years part-time
Workload: This course has two parts: the completion of the Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies which consists of 7 units and a project (or another unit if you want to proceed without gaining the Graduate Diploma award), and then the completion of 6 units and a project.

Graduate Certificate of Christian Studies

Duration: 6 months full-time or up to 2 years part-time
Workload: 4 units
Explanation: This Certificate and the Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies courses are for you if your interest is more about integrating theological knowledge and ministry skills with your vocation or activities outside the church and in the wider community. Graduates from the business, management, health and welfare sectors may find this type of course more appealing.

Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies

Duration: 1 year full-time and up to 4 years part-time
Workload: 7 units and a project

MASTER OF ARTS (Christian Studies)| A typical full-time progression through this course   

 Full-time Unit   Credit Points  
First Year
Semester One
 Choose one unit from OT501, OT502, NT501, NT502,CH501, CH502, CH505  4
   Choose one unit from OT501, OT502, NT501, NT502,CH501, CH502, CH505  4
   Choose one unit from TH601-604  4
   Choose any 600 level unit  4
 Students may exit the course at this point and be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Christian Studies
 Semester Two  Choose one unit from OT501, OT502, NT501, NT502,CH501, CH502, CH505  4
   Choose one unit from OT501, OT502, NT501, NT502,CH501, CH502, CH505  4
   Choose one unit from TH601-604  4
   IN650 Integrative Studies Project*
*Note: This unit may be deferred if the student wishes to take IN792 (12 credit point project) at the end of their course OR
may be replaced with any 600 level 4 credit point unit (however, students would not then be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma)
 0 OR 4
Students may exit the course at this point (provided they have completed IN650) and be awarded a Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies 32
Second Year 
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Choose a 700 level unit from the field of Integrative Studies (IN) 8
Choose a 700 level unit from any subject area 8

Choose a 700 level unit from any subject area (8 credit points) + IN791 Integrative Studies Project (8 credit points) OR

For those who deferred IN650, choose IN792 Integrative Studies Project (12 credit points)

16 OR 12

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