Master of Theology (Research)

Higher Degrees by Research

Master of Theology (Research)

18 months full-time, or 4 years part-time

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 further research and learning. The course of study for the Master of Theology by Research consists of the preparation of a thesis of up to 40,000 words for examination.

COST: Fees for the Master of Theology by Research are charged per semester at $6,144. The total cost of a Master of Theology by Research (3 semesters full-time, or 6 semesters part-time) is $18,432.

ADMISSION CRITERIA: The applicant must have achieved: (a) a Masters by coursework with no less than a 75% average; or (b) a Graduate Diploma with no less than a 75% average; or (c) a four year undergraduate degree with Honours with no less than a 75% average. In addition, the applicant must also have completed a research essay or Minor Thesis of at least 16,000 words graded at or above 75%. The research essay or thesis may have been completed either within one of the awards listed above or as part of another program of study.

FOLLOW ON STUDY: Graduates may be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy.



  1. If you have any questions about the HDR award or wish to discuss a research topic, contact our Research Coordinator.
  2. Complete the Admission form, based on whether you are a domestic candidate or international candidate.
  3. Email your completed form to

Please note the Final Admission Dates

  1. Once your Admission Form has been processed, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment email.

For more information on the enrolment process, or to apply as an international student, click here.