The Master of Philosophy is a higher degree by research in divinity or one or more of its associated disciplines and is designed for individuals who bring a foundation within this disciplinary range. The purpose of the Master of Philosophy is to qualify individuals to apply an advanced body of knowledge in divinity or one or more of its associated disciplines in a range of contexts and to provide a pathway for possible further learning.

Entry Requirements:   Four year Bachelor degree with Honours or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. The 12,000 word research essay needs to have been assessed at 75% or higher. A Graduate Diploma in an appropriate discipline including a 12,000 word research essay which needs to have been assessed at 75% or higher.

Structure

  • 30 points of postgraduate (additionally, participation in eight hours of postgraduate seminars per year of candidacy) and a minor thesis of 25,000 words

or

  • major thesis of 40,000 words

Normal Duration:        1 – 1.5 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time)

Articulation:       Doctor of Philosophy

For more information see the  Master of Philosophy Regulation at the University of Divinity website.