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 targeted at those who have previously studied at tertiary level.
At QTC full-time MDiv students follow an integrated course of study, designed to help them see the connections between different subjects, and between their subjects and ministry in the real world. Part-time MDiv students at QTC complete the same units as full-time students, and choose their electives from the same options.
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).
This course can also be studied part time over a maximum 9 years
Students studying the MDiv at QTC follow one of our five pathways for ministry. The course requirements for the Pathways are as follows: Pastor’s Pathway, Missions Pathway, Workplace Evangelism Pathway, Women’s Ministry Pathway, Youth and Children’s Ministry Pathway, General Pathway.
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At QTC full-time students follow an integrated course of study, designed to help them see the connections between different subjects, and between their subjects and ministry in the real world. Part-time BTh/BMin students at QTC complete the same units as full-time students, and choose their electives from the same options.
This course introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message at an advanced level, and provides training which combines articulation of this story and message with their application and practice in the contemporary world. The course will include the essential research principles and methods used in Divinity as preparation for higher degrees in Theology and Ministry.
Through elective units students can:
- Develop advanced understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought & History
Develop particular ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice
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 full-time curriculum as a result. We believe that preparation for ministry occurs best within the context of real Christian community and face-to-face learning. While QTC does offer some MDiv units in online mode, it is not possible to study more than a third of the MDiv at QTC by distance. We offer a small number of graduate-level subjects in intensive mode which may be included into the MDiv course plan. All students must complete 288 credit points (i.e. 24 semester units) including a common core of units, and a compulsory 12cp project, advanced independent reading unit, or capstone unit.
COMMON CORE UINTS
24cps Old Testament Introduction:
24cps New Testament Introduction:
PRIMARY COURSE DISCIPLINE
24cps LA either:
48cps Old / New Testament set books, with a minimum of 12cps from Old Testament and 12cps from New Testament, including at least 24cps set books using the original Greek or Hebrew biblical text
12cps CH / TH / PE
24cps LA / BB / NT / OT / CH / TH / PE
At least 72cps elective units from any unit field, which includes at least one of the following:
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Academic Qualifications: Completed three year non-theological bachelor degree or 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).
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work
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 recognized course for the purposes of Fee-Help, Austudy, Youth Allowance (provided you meet the government’s eligibility requirements), and for Overseas Students (ACT CRICOS provider number is 02650E). Current fee levels for units in the MDiv can be found here.