Master of Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Duration

2 year (full-time),
up to 6 years (part-time)

Modes

Classroom, Online, Mixed

Total cost

$32,784 (At 2022 fees)

Next intake

February, July

Course Overview.

The Master of Pastoral and Spiritual Care enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge and skill in pastoral care in relation to broader theological studies. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare themselves for professional practice and further learning.

For more information on the Master of Pastoral and Spiritual Care and it’s course regulation please follow this link.

Course outcomes.

Graduates of the Master of Pastoral and Spiritual Care:
  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in pastoral care, and of the relation of pastoral care to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical skills applicable to pastoral care
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of approaches and methodologies in pastoral care, with awareness of implications and application to contemporary issues in professional ministry, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in pastoral care to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant skills in pastoral care through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Course structure.

The Master of Pastoral and Spiritual Care consists of 288 points comprised of:
  • 96 points of Postgraduate Foundational units comprised of: i) 48 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies; ii) 24 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology; iii) 24 points in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • 96 points of Postgraduate Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • 48 points of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies units at postgraduate level
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 24 points in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies or in synthesis with it, or the unit RQ9748M Minor Thesis
  • Further units at postgraduate level.

Admission criteria.

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

Have questions about the course or application process?

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*These details relate to domestic students only. For information for overseas students, please contact the Registrar’s Office at info@stirling.edu.au

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Applications close 30th January