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As a Campus of Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS), Perth Bible College offers the Master of Arts award.  ACCS is a Member Institution of Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) and teaches their awards. SCD (CRICOS Provider Code No 02948J) is recognised by the Commonwealth Government as a Higher Education Provider, offering accredited higher education courses in theology and ministry.

The Master of Arts course is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a theological discipline who wish to pursue a further qualification in theology as part of their continuing education for ministry.

Students will gain specialised knowledge and skills for research,  professional practice and for further learning through completing the Master of Arts program. The course will enable students to acquire an integrated understanding of an advanced field and equip students with the ability to apply such knowledge and skills in a theologically-related area.

Course Duration and Structure

The course is 1-year full time and a maximum of 3 years part-time for Category 1 entrants who have completed a Graduate Diploma award in the discipline area of theology. The course structure is based on 2 semesters (Each 15-week duration), with 4 units taught in each semester. Category 2 entrants who have completed a bachelor award or equivalent in the discipline of theology are required to study a maximum of 1.5 years full time or 4.5 years part-time. The course structure is based on 3 semesters   (Each 15-week duration), with 4 units taught in each semester. The course may be taken with or without a specialisation. A specialisation in the MA comprises 54 credit points in a Discipline with at least two 9000 series units.

Academic Pathways

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Philosophy


Interpretation of the Bible, Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology, Isaiah/Jeremiah, Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Introduction to New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, Focused Study in Trinitarian Theology, Ecclesiology, Doctrine of Sanctification, Church Fathers: An Introduction, Readings in Selected Theologians, Spiritual Leadership, Preaching and Context, Supervised Ministry Practicum, Intro to Pastoral & Practical Theology, Research Methodology, Practical Theology & Future Church, Issues in [topic], Independent Guided  Study, Research Project, Research Essay (18 credit points), Research Essay  (36 credit points).

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CRICOS Course Details
Course Name Master of Arts
CRICOS Course Code 063708J
Course Sector HE (Higher Education)
CRICOS Provider Sydney College of Divinity
CRICOS Provider Code 02948J