|Master of Divinity: 3 Years|
The QTC MDiv is an integrated programme of theological training designed to prepare people for full-time ministry in local churches, overseas mission contexts and various para-church roles. It is particularly targetted at those who have previously studied at tertiary level.
Students study a set program of subjects designed to introduce them to the major areas of the Bible (OT, NT, Greek and Hebrew language subjects) and how biblical ministry functions in all kinds of real-world contexts with their different social and cultural challenges (Theology, Ethics, Church History and Practical subjects). There is some opportunity within the program for students to focus on areas of particular relevance to their future ministries through our range of electives.
The MDiv is accredited by the Queensland Office of Higher Education & its interstate counterparts as an award of the Australian College of Theology, of which QTC is a member college along with around 20 other colleges nationally. As such, it is a recognised course for the purposes of Austudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP and for overseas students.
Applicants are expected to have completed at least a three-year Australian university degree (or its overseas equivalent). It is not available to those who have previously completed a primary degree in theology (such as a Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Divinity or Bachelor of Ministry).
The MDiv is ideally studied as a full-time course over three years. Students may also study part-time (see below), but may not enjoy some of the benefits of the integrated curriculum as a result. QTC does not offer the MDiv or any of its component subjects by distance as we believe that preparation for ministry occurs best within the context of real Christian community and face-to-face learning. We do however offer a small number of MDiv-level subjects in intensive mode. All students must complete 96 credit points (i.e. 24 Semester subjects) including a common core of subjects.
At QTC, full-time students follow an integrated course of study, designed to help them to see the connections between different subjects, and between their subjects and the real world. The following MDiv course plans detail which units are included in the course:
Part-time MDiv students at QTC complete the same units as full-time students listed in the course plans above, and choose their electives from the same options. Prerequisites apply to some units:
This four-year course option is designed for those who would like to broaden and deepen their theological training beyond the level possible within the 96 credit points of the MDiv. The combined course includes the equivalent of another eight 4 credit point subject units, leading to a total of 128 credit points. The requirements of the MDiv must be met in terms of core subjects and the number of credit points passed in different subject areas. However, the student is effectively able to choose a further eight electives, enabling, for instance, study of a greater proportion of the Old and/or New Testaments, or additional areas of church history or extra practical subjects.
(The CRICOS code for the Master of Divinity is 059058F)