Master of Pastoral Care

This award enables students to broaden their knowledge and skills in relation to their practice of pastoral care. Building on an undergraduate in any area, this award brings the practices and traditions of Christian theology to bear on spiritual and pastoral care.

Course Load
12 standard postgraduate units
Study Mode
On campus / Online / Mixed mode
Full-time: 2 years / Part-time: (up to) 6 years
Semester Load
1–3 units
Course Regulations

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The information presented here is a general guide only and not a substitute for personal course advice. Contact our Dean to arrange a time to discuss your study interests

Course Structure

2 Units (Field B) Biblical Studies Foundational
1 Units (Field C) Christian Thought Foundational
1 Units (Field D) Pastoral Theology and Ministry Foundational
4 Units (Field D) Pastoral Theology and Ministry Elective
2 Units (Field D) Theology: Mission and Ministry Praxis
1 Units Elective
1 Units Capstone, or 2 Unit Research Essay