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The Master of Theology (MTh) programme provides an advanced level theological qualification for those who have already completed a recognised Bachelor’s level degree in theology and want to upgrade their qualifications in a specific area or extend their understanding of Christian ministries. The degree provides opportunity for Master’s level biblical and theological study related to the fields of Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Pastoral, Missional and Contextual Studies, and for students to pursue a research project in an area they are interested in.
Courses are typically offered in block-mode, allowing for students outside of the Auckland region to take part. Students who successfully complete the first year of the MTh, but do not wish to continue to second year studies, will be awarded a level 8 Postgraduate Diploma in Theology.
Structure: The Master of Theology Degree is at least 240 credits except where:
Objectives: On completion of the MTh programme, students should be able to:
LEVEL 8 ENTRY - The MTh degree may be completed with 180 credits where the candidate has completed a recognized three-year Bachelor’s degree in Theology or Ministry, with a grade point average of 7.0 (B) in courses of the qualifying undergraduate programme at NZQA levels 6 and 7.
The MTh degree requires 240 credits where the candidate holds a recognised Bachelor’s level degree in a discipline other than Theology of Ministry and has completed a bridging programme such as Laidlaw’s 120 credit Graduate Diploma in Theology with a grade point average of 7.0 (B) at NZQA level 7.
LEVEL 9 ENTRY - The MTh degree may be completed with 120 credits where the candidate has completed a four-year Honours degree in Theology or Ministry with first or second class Honours OR a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology with merit.
Career Opportunities: Enter or return to church and mission leadership roles; Go on to doctoral study as preparation for a teaching career; Bring theological insight to business, community service, education and the arts.
The normal requirement for admission into the MTh programme is a completed undergraduate degree, or higher qualification, as defined in the National Qualifications Framework of the NZQA, in an appropriate discipline. The following options are available:
A grade average of 7.0 (B) or higher in papers of the qualifying undergraduate programme equivalent to NZQA levels 6 and 7 is required.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have:
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