Welcome to the Tabor Adelaide Ministry and Theology Postgraduate webpage.
As a postgraduate student in Tabor Adelaide’s School of Ministry, Theology and Culture, you will develop a clearer understanding of your own ministry vocation, appreciate more fully the theological foundations of ministry, open yourself to the insights of national and international Christian leaders and thinkers, and be supported in your journey through the Tabor Adelaide Postgraduate Fellowship (TAPF).
Tabor Adelaide MTC offers an array of fully accredited and flexible learning options for postgraduate study, ranging from Graduate Certificate courses through to doctoral level, including:
Coursework and Research Strands
Depending on the particular course chosen, postgraduate study comprises of a coursework strand and/or a research strand, in various, flexible combinations. Our coursework strand features a well renowned intensive seminar program with top international and national visiting lecturers, together with options for online delivery. Our research strand offers a thorough grounding in research methodology and the development of a research proposal, before students begin their research and thesis writing under the supervision of one or more supervisors. Read more about our great opportunities for collaboration to enrich research opportunities.
TAPF - A Supportive, Vital and Flexible Environment
Postgraduate studies at Tabor Adelaide can be a transforming experience. We offer opportunities to develop research and writing capabilities in areas that interest students within the disciplines of Christian ministry, theology and intercultural studies. We want students to grow and develop as a Christian thinker, practitioner or minister so our courses are taught within an atmosphere of spiritual vitality and not just a focus on academic performance.
An integral feature of the MTC postgraduate study experience undergirding this goal is TAPF – Tabor Adelaide Postgraduate Fellowship. TAPF is a network providing support and resources for those engaged in postgraduate study, including opportunities for students to present their thesis ideas to other students and faculty, training on the dynamics of supervision relationship, and opportunities to hear local and visiting scholars on a range of topics. The scope of TAPF has recently expanded to offer support and encouragement not just within the School of Ministry, Theology and Culture, but across the range of disciplines at Tabor Adelaide.
All postgraduate courses are available through External Studies, and are able to be initially paid for via the government’s FEE-HELP loans system in order to avoid immediate up-front payments.
Great Opportunities for Collaboration
In recent years Tabor Adelaide has been developing strategic partnerships with a number of international organizations, with whom we are exploring a range of collaborative programs designed to contribute to the quality of our teaching and research activities. These initiatives are expected to contribute significantly to the quality of the MTC postgraduate research program. In 2009 the college entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with St John’s College at Durham University (http://www.dur.ac.uk/st-johns.college/) in the UK, which boasts one of the world’s foremost theology faculties. Amongst other activities, the MoU envisages faculty visits for short-term teaching periods, joint research initiatives involving both faculty and postgraduate students, reciprocal postgraduate research supervision arrangements, and the possibility for student exchanges, with opportunities for postgraduate students to experience a period of study at either institution. Some of these initiatives are already beginning to bear fruit, with two Tabor staff invited to spend a term in Durham on a visiting fellowship, and faculty visiting each institution to teach on postgraduate programs. With the launch in 2011 of the Graeme Clark Research Institute (GCRI) at Tabor Adelaide, designed to promote research in areas relating to the role of faith in the public space, we anticipate the development of a number of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research areas, offering the possibility of postgraduate student participation (as individuals or in cohorts) in research projects undertaken by the GCRI.
Yours warmly in Christ,
Rev Dr Graham Buxton
Head of Postgraduate Studies, MTC, Tabor Adelaide.
Tabor Adelaide, PO Box 1777, UNLEY, SA 5061, Australia.
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