Students in the program are assumed to be building on the knowledge and skills they developed in the Bachelor of Divinity (BD) program, or its equivalent. Accordingly, MA (Theol) students are expected to demonstrate in their work, the range of skills appropriate to superior Level III undergraduate students.
The MA (Theol) consists of eight units of study, of which six must be coursework units. The remaining two units may be:
- two further coursework units
- one coursework unit and one project (8,000 words)
- two projects (8,000 words each)
- one research project (15,000 words) – equivalent to two units.
All work undertaken in the program is to be based on a solid foundation of exegetical skills. Accordingly, all students must select at least one unit dealing with a book of the Bible in the original language.