Master of Religious Education

School of Education

Designed to be completed in one year of full-time study, the Master of Religious Education is a specialised program aimed at those in leadership positions or teachers working in the area of Religious Education. This degree provides a solid theological and educational grounding, developing your religious education knowledge.

  • Why study this degree?

    Flexible, well-structured and contemporary in its focus, this Master of Religious Education program appeals to experienced teachers who wish to gain a solid theological and educational grounding to become religious educators and school leaders.

    The degree, which consists of eight courses, can be completed in one year of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study. Classes are available in a mix of modes: Intensive (during school holidays), Semi-intensive (four Saturdays over a semester) and online. Study can be done entirely in externally/online mode if this is more suitable.

    The Master of Religious Education is designed to provide you with the maximum flexibility to choose subjects that interest you. In addition to the four core Religious Education and Theology courses, you are free to choose four electives from these disciplines. The range of available courses is extensive so please consult the School of Education for further information.

  • Program summary

    • Critical Issues in Critical Issues in Catholic Schooling
    • Critical Issues in Religious Education
    • Christology
    • Foundations of Moral Theology: Church and Sacraments
    • Four Theology or Education Electives

    For a list of courses available please see Schedule of Courses 2021.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must:

    • Hold the equivalent of a four year teaching qualification;
    • A GPA of at least 2.5 or higher; and
    • At least three years of professional experience in either a primary or secondary school setting.
  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Religious Education, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

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