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Postgraduate Study:

MA Unit Descriptions.

Within ACOM there are CORE units and Elective units.

  • A CORE unit must be completed in order to graduate
  • An Elective is a unit that a student chooses from a range of options

In addition to the core units listed below, students must also complete one of the following units:

  • Research Project (9 credit points)
  • Independent Guided Study (9 credit points)
  • Capstone Unit (9 credit points) 

Please note: Some ACOM unit names differ from the official SCD unit names. Where this is the case, the official SCD unit name will appear on transcripts/ records of study and in eminerva.

Master of Arts

Core Subjects in Master of Arts are:

Christian Spirituality

S8501 - Spiritual Formation 4 S8501   [ view ]

Elective Subjects in Master of Arts are:

Biblical Studies

B8520 - Introduction to the Old Testament B8520   [ view ]
B8530 - Introduction to the New Testament B8530   [ view ]
B8597 - Prophetic Literature B8597   [ view ]
B9603 - Hermeneutics B9603   [ view ]
B9610 - Studies in the Pentateuch B9610   [ view ]
B9629 - Wisdom and Poetry in Israel B9629   [ view ]
B9657 - Lukan Literature B9657   [ view ]
B9672 - Pauline Literature B9672   [ view ]
B9695 - Hermeneutics and Contextualisation B9695   [ view ]
B9695c - The Four Gospels B9695C   [ view ]

Christian Spirituality

S8502 - Introduction to Christian Spirituality S8502   [ view ]
S9601 - Spiritual Formation 5 S9601   [ view ]
S9695 - Discerning God's Will Together S9695   [ view ]

Church History

H8501 - Introduction to Christian History H8501   [ view ]
H8563 - The Restoration Movement H8563   [ view ]

Humanities

A8501 - Critical Thinking and Writing A8501   [ view ]
A8530 - Introduction to Biblical Languages A8530   [ view ]

Mission

M8509 - Introduction to Discipleship M8509   [ view ]
M8595 - Missional Spirituality M8595   [ view ]
M9685 - Cross-Cultural Mission M9685   [ view ]
M9695 - Community Development   [ view ]
P9634 - Paradigms for Contemporary Mission P9634   [ view ]

Pastoral Counselling

C8525 - Chaplain as Coach C8525   [ view ]
C8565 - Understanding and Working with Grief and Trauma C8565   [ view ]
C9695 - The Art and Science of Chaplaincy C9695   [ view ]
P8502 - Issues and Ethics in Professional Practice P8502   [ view ]

Pastoral Theology

- Disciple Making Movements 1: Paradigms for Disciple Making Movements P8595*   [ view ]
- Disciple Making Movements 2: Building Disciple Making Movements P9695*   [ view ]
M9695 - Becoming a Missional Leader M9695   [ view ]
P8501 - Introduction to Pastoral Care P8501   [ view ]
P8510 - Foundations for Youth Ministry P8510   [ view ]
P8511 - Developing a Youth Ministry P8511   [ view ]
P8512 - Children's Ministry P8512   [ view ]
P8582 - Supervised Ministry 1 P8582   [ view ]
P8583 - Team Ministry Skills P8583   [ view ]
P9662 - Mastering Change P9662   [ view ]
P9682 - Supervised Ministry 2 P9682   [ view ]
P9695 - Principles of Pastoral Leadership P9695   [ view ]

Research Units

X8500 - Research Methodology X8500   [ view ]
X9691 - Research Project (9 credit point) X9691   [ view ]
X9692 - Research Project (18 credit point) X9692   [ view ]
X9693 - Independent Guided Study (9 credit point) X9693   [ view ]
X9694 - Independent Guided Study (18 credit point) X9694   [ view ]
X9696 - Research Essay (18 credit point) X9696   [ view ]
X9698 - Action Research Project (18 credit point) X9698   [ view ]
X9699 - Capstone Unit X9699   [ view ]

Theology

T8501 - Introduction to Theology T8501   [ view ]
T8517 - The Church T8517   [ view ]
T8531 - The Person and Work of Christ T8531   [ view ]
T8534 - The Trinity T8534   [ view ]
T8592 - Transformational Discipleship T8592   [ view ]
T8595 - Theology for Ministry T8595   [ view ]
T9695 - Biblical Answers for Life's Questions T9695   [ view ]
T9699 - Capstone Unit in Theology T9699   [ view ]

Worship and Liturgy

L8501 - Introduction to Christian Worship L8501   [ view ]
L8520 - Preaching 1 L8520   [ view ]
L9620 - Preaching 2 L9620   [ view ]