Master of Spiritual Direction

University of Divinity

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096385F

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master of Spiritual Direction enables students to acquire advanced knowledge of the theological and scriptural foundations of approaches to spiritual direction in the Christian tradition, and to apply this knowledge in professional practice.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Spiritual Direction:

  • have advanced knowledge of the theological and spiritual foundations of approaches to spiritual direction in the Christian tradition, and of the relation of the discipline to broader theological studies
  • have mastery of skills to reflect critically on giving guidance to an individual’s spiritual experience in the light of key themes, traditions and approaches in spirituality
  • have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions and professional decisions about themes, traditions and approaches in spiritual direction
  • apply knowledge of themes, traditions and approaches in spiritual direction with creativity and initiative to professional practice and for further learning
  • 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 Spiritual Direction consists of 288 points comprised of:

  • 96 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Spiritual Direction
  • 24 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Biblical Studies
  • 24 points of Foundational units in the discipline of Systematic Theology or in the discipline of Church History
  • 96 points of Elective or Praxis units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction, Spirituality and Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
  • Either one Capstone unit of at least 24 points in Spiritual Direction or a Research Essay of 48 points
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units in the disciplines of Spiritual Direction and Spirituality.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
16,392 Per Year
Read moreTotal course cost: 32,784; 2,732 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
2 years
Full time
Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jackson’s Road
Melbourne Victoria 3170
Australia
16,392 Per Year
Read moreTotal course cost: 32,784; 2,732 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
2 years
Full time
Whitley College
50 The Avenue
Melbourne Victoria 3052
Australia
16,392 Per Year
Read moreTotal course cost: 32,784; 2,732 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
2 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jackson’s Road
Melbourne Victoria 3170
Australia
16,392 Per Year
Read moreTotal course cost: 32,784; 2,732 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
2 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Whitley College
50 The Avenue
Melbourne Victoria 3052
Australia
16,392 Per Year
Read moreTotal course cost: 32,784; 2,732 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
2 years
Read more2 years full-time

Self study / online (without attendance)
University of Divinity
21 Highbury Grove
Melbourne Victoria 3101
Australia

Entry criteria

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

IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Academic: 550 with a Test of Written English score of at least 4.5; TOEFL Internet: 79 including at least 21 (Writing), 12 (Listening), 13 (Reading), 18 (Speaking); PTE Academic: 58 with no communicative skill score below 50.

Address

University of Divinity
21 Highbury Grove
Melbourne Victoria 3101
Australia
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