Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 02731D

The primary aim of this program is to provide further academic education at postgraduate level in biblical studies, theology, pastoral studies and mission for clergy and lay people in an Adventist setting. Avondale, however, welcomes applications from all who are interested in the study of theology and ministry and who meet the academic entry requirements. The program aims to achieve some balance among theological and related academic disciplines such as the humanities and the human sciences. The aim of this balance is to provide an enhanced theoretical and practical context for the students' professional life. In order to function as well-informed professionals providing pastoral care and Christian guidance in their chosen fields, graduates should demonstrate increased competence and deepened understanding in both Biblical-Theological Studies and Pastoral-Mission Studies.

Designed for

Those wishing to provide further academic education at postgraduate level in biblical studies, theology, pastoral studies and mission for clergy and lay people in an Adventist setting

Structure

8 units (48 credit points). Part-time mode only.

Subjects

  • Chaplaincy
  • Children's Ministry
  • Family Ministry
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Theological and Biblical Studies
  • Youth Ministry

Standard entry requirements

  • 4-year Bachelors Degree in arts or equivalent
  • Specialisation in Theology and Biblical Studies normally require a four-year Bachelors Degree with a major in Theology, or adequate Theology units within a 4-year degree
  • A 3-year Bachelors Degree plus honours year or 1 full year of postgraduate Theology study
  • Or a Bachelors Degree in any field plus a Graduate Diploma in Ministry and Theology or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: biblical, theological, historical, biblical language knowledge and work experience exists

Study pathways

Students who have completed appropriate postgraduate level coursework in other courses at Avondale or in other accredited tertiary institutions may be admitted to the MA course with advanced standing up to the equivalent of 50% of the MA award.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Lake Macquarie International: $16,160 No

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