Spirituality

Graduate Diploma in Spirituality [GDSp]

The Graduate Diploma in Spirituality allows students to explore their own spiritual experience in light of theological scholarship in spirituality.  It provides a substantial foundation for further study.  Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Spirituality:

  1. have engaged with personal spiritual experience in light of key themes and approaches in spirituality;
  2. have skills and capacities in research, reflection and communication of key themes and approaches in spirituality;
  3. have knowledge of the dynamics of the spiritual life through reflection on personal spiritual experience, integrated with key themes and approaches in spirituality;
  4. apply key themes and approaches in Christian spirituality to understanding life, work and community.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Spirituality consists of 90 points comprised of:

  • 60 points in the discipline of Spirituality
  • and a further 30 points

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Follow on study

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Master’s degree at the University of Divinity.

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Master of Spirituality [MSp]

The Master of Spirituality enables students to acquire advanced understanding of the theological and spiritual foundations of spirituality, spiritual practice and spiritual growth, and to apply this knowledge of spiritual principles to individual and community life in the Christian tradition.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Spirituality:

  1. have advanced knowledge of the theological and spiritual foundations of spirituality, spiritual practice and spiritual growth in the Christian tradition, and of the relation of these to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of skills to reflect critically on personal spiritual experience in the light of key themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
  3. have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions and professional decisions about themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
  4. apply knowledge of themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality with creativity and initiative to professional practice and further learning
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Course Structure

The Master of Spirituality consists of 180 points comprised of:

  • 60 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields including 30 points in the discipline of Spirituality
  • 60 points of Elective units in the discipline of Spirituality
  • 15 points of Elective units in any discipline
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 15 points in the discipline of Spirituality or in synthesis with it, or a Research Essay
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units

provided that at least 120 points are taken in the discipline of Spirituality.


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