Unit overview and content

In this unit, students will use their foundational studies in Theology to draw on the best insights from the Social Sciences, Philosophy, and other related studies. They will do so with special attention to new developments in Theology, focusing on the role of religion in the current context, especially in the public sphere. Students will constructively and creatively address current issues in Theology as they relate to their professional or scholarly interests.

Assumed knowledge or prerequisites

It will be expected that students have successfully completed THEO800, THEO801 and THEO802 from the BBI Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, unless otherwise approved by the course coordinator. Students who enter the Master of Theological Studies with the equivalent of prior study in theology or a cognate discipline at the Graduate Certificate level will be understood to have met this requirement.

Study hours

15 hours per week for 8 week Trimester ( in Trimester 3 2017-18), comprised of:

  • Directed supervision and directed reading


Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez

Teaching methods

Online Directed Supervision

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.