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Master of Arts in Theology - MA(Theology)

The MA(Th) is designed to provide graduates in theology, including those who are practioners in ministry, the opportunity to undertake study at coursework masters level, thus consolidating and enhancing areas of speciality, or proceeding to new areas of professional and vocational expertise on the foundation of their first degree in theology. Entrance requirements: Open to persons who hold the ACT’s BTh or those who hold a BTh/ BMin from a recognised provider considered equivalent to the ACT’s BTh/ BMin.

The award can be taken over a maximum of 6 years for part-time students. All subjects are offered in weekly attendance mode or in intensive courses of 1 weeks duration. A typical award might consist of 6 individual subjects (8 credit points each) and a final research project (16 credit points).

The highlight of the MA programme is the Intensive subjects, run over a week in semester 2. These are taught by guest scholars, often from overseas. For more information, and details of this year's Intensive, see MA Intensives.

A semester length unit is usually offered in first semester.

MA Level Online Unit

BB789d: A Biblical Theology of Covenant
Level: AQF level 9 Course work (ACT 700 level of study)
Classification: Biblical Studies (BB)
Unit Lecturer: Audio Lectures by Dr Guy Prentiss Waters, BA, MDiv, PhD

Guy is the James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Miss., USA. Guy has a particular interest in the letters and theology of Paul the use of Scripture in the New Testament, and the Synoptic Gospels.
Books published by Dr Waters:

  • The Acts of the Apostles, Darlington, UK: Evangelical Press, forthcoming.
  • What Is the Bible?, P&R Publishing, 2013.
  • A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Justification: Being Made Right With God?,Fearn: Christian Focus Publications, 2010; reprinted 2012.
  • How Jesus Runs the Church,P&R Publishing, 2011.
  • Children and the Lord's Supper, Mentor, 2011. Reforming or Conforming?: Post-Conservative Evangelicals and the Emerging Church, Crossway,2008.
  • By Faith Alone, Crossway, 2007.
  • The End of Deuteronomy in the Epistles of Paul, Abm Komers, 2006.
  • The Federal Vision and Covenant Theology: A Comparative Analysis, P&R Publishing,2006.
  • Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul, P&R Publishing,2004.

Tutors: Rev Dr Tony Bird, Rev Dr Felix Chung

Course Description –
This unit explores the way in which the Scriptures present and develop the theme of “covenant.” It will give attention to the way in which recent interpreters have approached this theme, and to the organic and progressive development of this theme within Scripture. Particular attention will be given to relevant passages from the Pentateuch, the Former and Latter Prophets, Paul, and the Epistle to the Hebrews. This unit will help students to see the importance and relevance of this biblical theme to Christian ministry.

Completion of all audio listening, 4 forum activities, one topical and one exegetical essay writing. Total number of word: 8000.

You do not need to attend lectures on campus. You can enjoy a world class biblical scholar lectures and earn credits without leaving your home. It is flexible and convenient. Please visit PTC online website for details of the MA online program:

Please contact Mrs Rachel Viljoen, Registrar, for enquiry and enrolment.

Phone: 61-3-9889384

MA(Th) Intensive

An intensive subject will be taught at the College from 7 - 11 August, 2017. 

More information regarding the course is available on the MA Intensives page.