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The Master of Theology is a coursework program designed for those who hold at least a Bachelor of Theology (or equivalent); and who wish to pursue theological studies in greater depth by preparing them for independent postgraduate research at Doctorate level.
Graduates will have advanced knowledge and skills in theology and its related disciplines, enabling them to undertake research, engage in professional practice, and continue lifelong learning.
Students can develop a deep and integrated understanding of an advanced body of knowledge in either one or more theologically related disciplines with a solid grasp of recent developments in those sub-disciplines.
Perth Bible College (PBC) offers the Master of Theology through a Partnership arrangement with Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS). ACCS is an accredited Higher Education Provider (Provider ID: PRV12047)
Full-time or part-time
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Philosophy
Full-time: 1.5 years
Part-time: 4.5 years
All applicants who endeavour to submit an application must meet the general admission requirements.
Students seeking admission must have successfully completed an AQF Level 7 award (i.e. a Bachelor) in theology or ministry.
Applicants must confess their faith in Christ under the PBC Statement of Faith, be involved regularly in a local church, demonstrate a desire to be involved in church ministry, demonstrate the physical and psychological capacity for studying in a tertiary institution, agree to abide by PBC policies and procedures and agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
Before applying, please ensure you have:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply online here.
In combination with meeting the general admission requirements Overseas students must also provide:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply here.
The Master of Theology is a higher education award provided by Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS) in partnership with Perth Bible College Inc (PBC).
CRICOS Provider Code: PRV12047
CRICOS Course Code: 111954D
Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.
The Master of Theology is a 1.5 year full time degree (based on a trimester system) or part time equivalent award.
The MTh requires the completion of 72 credit points, including core units (18 credit points), specialisation units, and Research units (a minimum of 18 credit points). All units are delivered at AQF 9.
Before the beginning of each semester, each student shall apply for enrolment by completing and lodging an Enrolment Form, obtainable from the Student Office.
The Dean of Students and the Dean of Studies will arrange enrolment appointment days for enrolling new and returning students. These meetings will allow students to receive advice on which units to enrol in, ensuring they will meet the requirements of their course.
Enrolment forms must be completed before attending lectures for that semester. All enrolments must be finalised by the census date. Students cannot add new units or transfer between units after the census date.
Students may apply to change their course enrolment at the beginning of a new semester up until the census date.
Students must complete an Application for Change of Enrolment form to make such an application. Students must meet the requirements outlined in the Course Articulation and Change of Course Policy to qualify to change course enrolment.
PBC may permit the deferral of a course enrolment of a student in some circumstances as outlined in the Enrolment – Domestic Students Policy and Enrolment – Overseas Students Policy.
PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.
Please carefully read the academic requirements as listed on the award that you are interested in pursuing.
The Australian Government requires incoming overseas students to demonstrate their proficiency in English before a student visa will be granted. You are required to complete an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assessment unless you can provide evidence of studying in English from one of the following options:
The applicant should ask the IELTS testing authority to mail the test results directly to The Dean of Students, PBC. The following standards are the English language requirements for PBC courses:
IELTS Band Score
|Undergraduate Diploma||6.0 overall and in the reading and writing subsets.|
|Associate Degree||6.0 overall and in the reading and writing subsets.|
|Bachelor Degree||6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each subset.|
|Graduate Diploma||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each subset.|
|Master Degree||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each subset.|
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