Graduate Diploma in Ministry 1 year of full-time study or 2 years part-time
Master of Ministry 4 years of part-time study
Doctor of Ministry 6 years of part-time study
The postgraduate ministry courses are designed to provide professional development, research, and theological reflection for Christian leaders in ordained and lay ministry roles, with an emphasis on innovation. The courses are nested and build upon one another.
The Graduate Diploma in Ministry (GDipMin) is a postgraduate professional diploma aimed at developing advanced knowledge and skills for innovative Christian leadership in a range of ordained and lay ministry settings, and preparing students for advanced research. The Graduate Diploma in Ministry offers the opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in ministry or theology to specialise in areas of professional interest. It is also suitable for those with a degree in another discipline to advance their ability to apply theological and scriptural knowledge and ministry praxis skills to their field of expertise. Students enrolled in Master of Ministry who have completed the required components, may choose to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Ministry.
The Master of Ministry is a postgraduate professional degree combining coursework and research. It is aimed at developing specialised knowledge and skills for innovative Christian leadership.
Students are required to engage with contemporary approaches to research and theological reflection. They interact with current thinking in theology with a view to offering innovative responses to contextual issues.
Students enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry, who have completed the required components and passed an examination of the required dissertation, may choose to exit with a Master of Ministry.
The Doctor of Ministry is a postgraduate professional degree. It is aimed at developing expert innovative Christian leaders who have a substantial critical understanding of contemporary approaches to theology and praxis and who, through advanced engagement with current research in the field leading to an externally examined Research Thesis, are able to make a significant and original contribution to ministry practice.