The MTh is for those who have already completed a bachelor’s level degree in theology or Christian ministry and who desire to further develop their knowledge and skills in the fields of biblical studies, theology and applied theology.
Two tracks of the MTh are available, one with a focus on biblical studies and theology including biblical languages. The other track has an applied theology focus including some ministry related courses.
All courses consider the application of Biblical truth and empirical research to South Pacific life, society and cultures today.
Students completing the program will be able to:
Demonstrate well-developed skills of research, critical analysis, constructive synthesis and application in order to show competent, independent thinking in their area of specialization.
Write coherent narrative which is internally consistent, interacts critically with central issues, properly represents and acknowledges the contributions of others, and demonstrates ability to form a reasoned opinion.
Use sound principles of interpretation and contextualization in applying biblical and theological insights in the area of enquiry.
Elucidate the South Pacific contextual implications of current academic discussion in their area of study, and bring a South Pacific perspective to international academic discussion of their field of study.
Use appropriate aspects of current scholarship in their field of study in teaching and Christian service, and make them available to the church.
The MTh program is at Level 9 on the Papua New Guinea National Qualifications Framework and comply with the requirements for Masters Degrees at this level.
The MTh is available as a two-year full-time residential program at the Banz campus. It is also available as a part-time program with a four-week intensive module at Banz or Port Moresby campuses each semester.