Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

The MTheol 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.

Our 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.

Programme structure

  • 120-point thesis in the study of theology or religion
  • One year full-time or up to two years part-time

Subjects available in this programme

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.5

    Bachelor of Theology (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Theology, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Theology (Honours) or Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a focus on the study of religion with second class honours, first division
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Theology with merit.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.5

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

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.

How much does a Master of Theology cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,398 – $8,234.40*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take 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

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