The Master of Theology (Research) is a higher degree by research in divinity, designed for individuals who bring a foundation in divinity. The purpose of the Master of Theology (Research) is to qualify individuals to apply an advanced body of knowledge in divinity 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.


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


  • major thesis of 40,000 words.

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

Fees:   Fees are $5,712 per Semester of for full time Research.

Articulation:       Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Theology.

For more information see the  Master of Theology (Research) Information at the University of Divinity website.