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Post Graduate Courses

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The following postgraduate courses are offered at our Macquarie Park and Miranda campuses. These courses are accredited by Sydney College of Divinity. Emmaus is a Member Institution of the Sydney College of Divinity and teaches their awards.

Master of Arts

  • Graduate Certificate In Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts

Master of Theology
Master of Divinity

MASTER OF ARTS 

The MA has two nested awards within its structure, the Graduate Certificate in Arts and the Graduate Diploma of Arts:
• GradCertArts requires 36 credit points (4 subjects).
• GradDipArts requires an additional 36 credit points (8 subjects).

The MA requires an additional 36 credit points giving a total of 108 credit points. 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ARTS 

The Graduate Certificate in Arts course is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline, who wish to pursue a graduate qualification and are seeking skills in biblical and theological studies to enhance their professional work. Graduates will be able to apply a body of theological knowledge in a range of contexts relating to ministry and/or further learning.

COURSE STRUCTURE

36 credit points (4 course subjects) at AQF 8 or AQF 9 level (8500 or 9600 series).

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Entry is available to:

1. Applicants holding an AQF level 7 award in Theology (BTh or BMin) or

2. Applicants holding an AQF level 7 award in any discipline (BA etc).

 

Professional Entry into Graduate Diploma of Arts in by way of Enrolment into the Graduate Certificate in Arts

This entry requires the applicant to: 

  • possess a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in a senior leadership role, consistent with the Typical Progression Pathways outlined in the Student Handbook (hyperlink to Student handbook attached), or Prospectus (hyperlink to Prospectus attached) or 
  • possess a minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in a range of leadership roles from associate leader to senior team leader or 
  • possess a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in an associate leader role and be over the age of 30.

 

Articulation to Other Emmaus Awards

Students are eligible to articulate to the Graduate Diploma of Arts, on completion of which students are required to surrender their GradCertArts. Upon completion of the GradDipArts, candidates are eligible to enrol in the Master of Arts.

 

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ARTS

The Graduate Diploma is designed to enable students who already have a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline field to study at postgraduate level and gain a theological and practical foundation for Christian service.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

72 credit points (8 course subjects) at AQF 8 or AQF 9 level (8500 or 9600 series).

The Graduate Diploma of Arts may be taken with or without specialisation. A specialisation comprises four subjects (36 credit points) in a sub-discipline including at least one course unit (9 credit points) at 9600 level.

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Entry is available to:

1. Applicants holding an AQF level 8 award in Theology (Graduate Certificate). 

2. Applicants holding an AQF level 7 award in Theology (BTh or BMin).

 

Professional Entry into Graduate Diploma of Arts in by way of Enrolment into the Graduate Certificate in Arts

 

Articulation to Other Emmaus Awards 

Students are eligible to articulate to the Master of Arts program.

 

MASTER OF ARTS

The Master of Arts course is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in Biblical and Theological study. The course is designed to enhance those engagedin Ministry or for private study in order to gain a deeper understanding of the Scriptures and Theology.

 

Entrance Requirements

This entry requires the applicant to:

1. Applicants holding an AQF level 8 award in Theology (Graduate Certificate in Arts).

2. Applicants holding an AQF level 7 award in Theology (BTh or BMin).

For Professional Entry see entry into the Graduate Certificate in Arts above.

 

MASTER OF THEOLOGY

The Master of Theology is a coursework program designed for those who hold at least a Bachelor of Theology (or equivalent) and who wish to pursue theological studies in greater depth and with greater rigour. It includes either a specialisation of six subjects in one discipline or sub-discipline, or in-depth studies of three subjects in two or more disciplines or sub-disciplines, along with the opportunity for a focused research project.

Course Structure

108 credit points (12 course subjects) at AQF 8 and/or AQF 9 level (8500 and/or 9600 series):

  • A maximum of four course subjects (36 credit points) may be taken at 8500 level.

  • All other subjects are taken at 9600 level.

  • Unit content may not be similar to that of subjects undertaken previously, e.g., in a Bachelor of Theology.

  • The Master of Theology requires either specialisation or in-depth studies:

  •  A specialisation comprises six subjects (54 credit points) in a discipline or sub-discipline.

  •  In-depth studies require 3 subjects (27 credit points) in two or more disciplines or sub-disciplines.

  • At least one generic research unit (9 credit points) must be Included.

Entrance Requirements

A Bachelor of Theology (AQF7) or Bachelor of Ministry (AQF7 - with sufficient Bible and Theology subjects).

 

Articulation to Other Emmaus Awards

Students are eligible to articulate to the Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Ministry, or Doctor of Theology offered by the Sydney College of Divinity provided they meet the entry requirements (including undertaking a specified research component within the Master of Theology).

 

MASTER OF DIVINITY 

The Master of Divinity is a coursework program designed for two categories of candidates:

  1. Those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline, who seek a comprehensive education in theology comparable in breadth and depth to the Bachelor of Theology, including a deeper biblical and theological understanding, spiritual formation, and cultural literacy that will prepare them for pastoral work or other professional ministry in church, para-church or non-profit organisations, and other similar vocational settings.

  2. Those who hold a tertiary qualification in a theological discipline who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in theology as part of their continuing ministerial education. 

The award provides a systematic and comprehensive study of theological and related disciplines through a structure of specialisations and sub-specialisations.

Course Structure 

216 credit points (24 course subjects) at AQF 8 and/or AQF 9 level (8500 and/or 9600 series) including:

  • A specialisation in Biblical Studies (six subjects). 54 credit points from subjects assigned to Biblical Studies including no more than 18 credit points from 8500 series subjects. 

  • Two subjects in Biblical Languages.

  • A specialisation in Theology (six subjects). 54 credit points from subjects assigned to Theology including no more than 18 credit points from 8500 series subjects.

  • A sub-specialisation from the Christian Life & Ministry discipline.

  • At least one subject in Church History.

  • For other requirements please refer to the SCD Handbook.

 

Entrance Requirements

Category I: an AQF 7 award in theology (Bachelor of Theology/Ministry), or

Category II: an AQF 8 award in theology (eg SCD Graduate Certificate in Arts).

 

Articulation to Other Emmaus Awards

Students are eligible to articulate to the Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Ministry, or Doctor of Theology offered by the Sydney College of Divinity provided they meet the entry requirements (including undertaking a specified research component within the Master of Divinity).

Download Prospectus here.

 

 

 

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