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Master of Leadership and Theology

This course is designed to provide graduates who hold a previous degree with a body of knowledge which includes recent developments and skill in deploying relevant research methodologies within the disciplines of leadership and theology, as well as develop a mastery of skill in applying knowledge to concrete professional and ministry leadership contexts.

It also enables students who hold the BBI Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Theology or Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Theology to extend their study in these disciplines. The course aims to develop graduates who have the capacity to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice or scholarship and as a pathway for further learning within the disciplines of leadership and theology. Graduates of this course will have a firm foundation for further research and advanced practice and leadership in the theological contexts.

Such contexts may include education, healthcare, ministry, social services, and church administration. Graduates may find employment or promotion in these sectors and may also be able to use their qualification to fulfil professional accreditation requirements with Catholic employers, especially in relation to senior leadership roles.

Course Length 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent, amounting to 160 credit points.
Course Structure Course Structure - Master of Leadership & Theology
Admission Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an approved tertiary education institution.
  • At least two years’ experience in a leadership role in an area aligned with the course’s focus, for example: church leadership; educational leadership within a religious school; ministry; social services provided by a religious organisation. 
  • English-language proficiency.
Entry pathways Entry Pathways - Master of Leadership & Theology

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Up to 80 units of credit are available in this course in accordance with the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
  • Students who have held a leadership position, as specified in the admission requirements, for two or more years may be eligible for up to 40 credit points in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants for RPL must submit a performance portfolio and letter of support from their employer which demonstrate how their work relates to the following Course Specific Graduate Outcomes:
  1. The ability to demonstrate a high level of skill in the leadership of self, others, systems, and learning.
  2. Clear communication of complex ideas related to leadership and theology to a variety of professional and non-professional audiences, including by using new and emerging technologies.
  3. A capacity to work autonomously and collaboratively, and with a willingness to take responsibility for their own work.
  • Applications for RPL will be assessed in accordance with the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. 
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