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Master of Chaplaincy

The Master of Chaplaincy is designed as a professional qualification for those who serve as chaplains in a variety of settings and who seek advanced professional education to enhance their work, and for those who want to train to be chaplains.

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. Students will need some experience in research methods before undertaking the Research project.

The Theology Programme offers a series of Research Methods Workshops in Semester One each year. These can be undertaken by Distance through our videoconference network. Students who have completed previous Research Methods papers, including PAST212 or SOCI201, or equivalent papers form another tertiary provider, may be exempt from the workshops.

For further information please contact the Theology Postgraduate Coordinator, Dr James Harding, at

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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: