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Master of Chaplaincy

Apply for the Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) through the Dunedin campus in 2019

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The coursework component of the Master of Chaplaincy consists of six 20-point 400-level taught papers, of which three are core papers in the area of Chaplaincy and three are selected from a list of additional papers offered in the areas of Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Ministry Studies.

The degree also involves the completion of a 20,000 word Research Project worth 60 points in some area of Chaplaincy, related to issues emerging from the contemporary practice of Chaplaincy. The Department no longer offers a Research Methods paper because an excellent paper is offered by Associate Professor Martin Tolich in the Department of Sociology. His paper is SOCI201 Sociological Research in Practice. We are advising our students to enrol in that paper. This may seem a bit confusing at first because it is available only to campus students. However, Martin will know exactly who our students are, he will make his lectures available online, and he will hold additional online sessions with those students not resident in Dunedin. Also, the University will waive the Student Services Fee that is required of campus students. For that reason you need to let us know if you will be enrolling in SOCI201 so that we can get that fee waived before you pay your paper fees. And you will be able to sit the exam wherever you live. If you have any questions about how this will work, contact the Department of Theology or email Martin directly at

Master of Chaplaincy regulations

Programme Requirements

Master of Chaplaincy (MChap)


The programme of study shall consist of six papers and a research project, worth a total of 180 points:

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