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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Theology

The MTheol consists of a thesis in theology or religious studies.

You can explore sacred texts and traditions and the roles these play in different cultural, global and historical contexts.

Our program recognizes the emerging cross-disciplinary features within the study of theology and religion and gives you the opportunity to focus on an area that interests you.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Postgraduate study in Theology can help to prepare you for a career in religious education and teaching, social work and youth work, chaplaincy and church ministry, counselling and pastoral care, and community work. You will also develop transferable skills that you can use in a range of other careers in various sectors.

Jobs related to this program

  • Chaplain
  • Community youth worker
  • Pastor
  • Religious studies teacher
  • Researcher
  • Social worker
  • Youth pastor

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • One year of postgraduate study
  • GPE 5.5