Morling Courses: Master of Arts (Christian Studies)

Master of Arts (Christian Studies)

CHRISTIANITY IS A WORLD-AFFIRMING AND TRANSFORMING FAITH. BUT TOO LITTLE HAS BEEN DONE TO EQUIP CHRISTIANS TO ENGAGE THE WORLD OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, AND TO BRING THE FAITH TO BEAR ON WORK AND EVERYDAY LIFE. This course aims to remedy that. If you find yourself wondering how the Bible relates to your work, or how to integrate what you do in Church on Sundays with your Monday to Saturday world, then you should consider doing the MA(CS). Your studies will have two discrete phases: in the first, you will gain a basic orientation to theological disciplines; in the second, you will engage in more in-depth study of particular areas, including bringing your theology and professional knowledge into conversation.


This degree, designed to be undertaken in two phases, provides graduate students (from non-theological degrees) with a coherent program of general theological study that will enable them to apply a Christian perspective to all aspects of their life, including their profession and vocation. It is designed to integrate theological reflection with the particular occupational and/or general interests of the student. Students are required to complete a project that combines an area of theological study with their vocation.

Although the degree is not primarily intended for those engaged in full-time professional ministry, we are well aware that some students, having completed either the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry, Associate Degree of Theology, Bachelor of Christian studies or Advanced Diplomas of the ACT, may have a special interest in the Master of Arts (Christian studies) degree.

Entry Requirements

This degree is normally open to those who hold a previous degree at AQF level 7 or above (such as a Bachelor degree) in a non-theological discipline from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider, or who have successfully completed a course of study which is deemed equivalent.

Early Exit Point

Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies

Course Outcomes

This course equips graduates with the theological and other understandings and skills needed to apply a Christian perspective and commitment to their life in the world, including their professional and vocational life, and is designed to integrate theological reflection with the particular occupational and/or general interests of students.

Career Options

Historically, graduates from the management, business, legal, education, health and aged-care professions have been among those particularly attracted to this course.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

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