Christianity is a world-affirming and transforming faith. But too little has been done to equip Christians to engage the world outside of the church, and to bring their faith to their work and everyday life. This course aims to remedy that. If you find yourself wondering how the Bible related 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 a 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.
The course will focus on disciplines across Bible and Languages, and Christian Thought and History whilst providing an approach to synthesise this understanding with particular occupational and/or life interests in 'integrated studies'.
Entry requirement: Undergraduate degree
Duration: 2 years full time, or up to 8 years part time