Do you have a three-year degree in ministry or theology and are engaged in ministry? Would you like to be re-energised with engaging and relevant material in a relaxed and collegial environment? Check out our postgraduate study options.

All postgraduate courses can be completed either full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. Subjects are taught at the 700-900 Level.

Master of Theological Studies

Ridley College’s Master of Theological Studies course is offered as a professional development program for vocational ministry practitioners. It offers a wide range of units in a variety of formats designed to fit in with our ministry life. With flexible learning options, we offer an approach to study that is also viable for those who are interstate. Units are provided by leading theologians in a wide range of fields, and assessment is designed so that it can be applied to your specific ministry context.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry is a professional doctoral course for ministry practitioners designed to be undertaken part-time over six years. It is distinguished from a PhD and ThD by a coursework component, a shorter thesis (50,000 words) and a focus on the application of new knowledge to effective mission and ministry.


  • Ridley provides supervision of research candidates in the fields of:
  • biblical studies
  • theology
  • church history
  • ministry practice

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As an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology, Ridley College is approved to deliver the above courses of the ACT (CRICOS 02650E)

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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