Master of Arts (Theology)

School of Philosophy & Theology, Fremantle Campus

Theology has always held a central place in the life and mission of the Christian community. Through the critical study and interpretation of religion, the Church and community come to understand their own faith and explain that faith to others. Our Master of Arts (Theology) program appeals to those who want to deepen their understanding of this discipline and explore major issues such as the nature of God, personal identity, human origins and destiny.

  • Why study this degree?

    A knowledge of theology is indispensable to a person’s development of faith as it is central to the exercise of all ministries, lay and ordained, directed toward the communication and sharing of that faith. Theology explores important issues such as the nature of God, the kind of God revealed for us in Jesus Christ, the nature of personal identity and of humanity, human origins and destiny, Christian community and God’s presence with us in the Spirit.

    The Master of Arts (Theology) is designed for those with an undergraduate degree who wish to undertake further study in theology, while providing a firm foundation for independent research. The program offers an opportunity for you to explore a variety of theological areas after completing a number of foundational courses. Graduates find employment in areas such as religious education, ministry, pastoral counselling, spiritual direction and youth work.

  • Program summary

    Sample Courses:

    • Scripture and Church
    • Christology
    • Mystery of Christ: Church and Sacrament
    • Foundations of Moral Theology

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

  • Entry requirements

    The program is open to applicants who have a recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Arts (Theology), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

The Notre Dame difference

  • Teaching
    in Australia

  • Skills

    #1 in Australia

  • Student

    #1 in WA

  • Overall quality
    of educational

    #1 in WA

Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching for Postgraduate studies  –

Explore our programs     Apply direct