Capstone Experience


A capstone experience is a unique opportunity to integrate your learning from across the theological disciplines, reflect on your personal growth during your time at Ridley, and consider how you have been prepared for ministry through your studies. You complete a capstone experience by taking a regular subject but undertaking an alternative integrative assessment. This assessment is designed to relate the present subject of study with your wider learning, using it as a springboard to a wider reflection on your learning. Only selected subjects can be taken as a capstone, and full class participation is expected – subjects available as a capstone are denoted on the current timetable.

Students enrolling in a capstone experience should contact the relevant faculty member in preparation for the subject to discuss specific assessment requirements. Students enrolled in the Master of Divinity or the Master of Theological Studies may enrol in a capstone experience in any field of study; Master of Ministry students must complete their capstone experience in the Ministry and Practice field of study (DE, EM, PC).

Please visit the timetable by clicking here for current information on subject availability.

Subject Details

Mode Online On-campus
Workload One semester, 12 credit points One semester, 12 credit points
Status Core requirement for Master of Divinity, Master of Ministry and Master of Theological Studies Core requirement for Master of Divinity, Master of Ministry and Master of Theological Studies
Subject code **205 **205
Prerequisites None None


The following Ridley subjects may be taken as a capstone experience:

  • Aid and Development online (EM)
  • Apologetics online & on-campus (PE)
  • Church, Ministry & Sacraments online & on-campus (TH)
  • Field Education units online & on-campus (PC)
  • Paul and Corinthian Christianity online & on-campus (NT)
  • Principles of Leadership and Management online (PC)
  • Reformation Church History online & on-campus (CH)
  • Study Tours

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