Supervision is provided to students writing projects and theses to complete the following awards:
Scholar in Residence
The CSIOF Scholar in Residence program provides people with a specialised interest in Islam to pursue their own research or writing projects within the MST research community, for a (nominated) period of time. Scholars in residence have the opportunity to share in all the benefits of academic fellowship with the MST faculty, and the wider CSIOF research team, and have full access to all the MST/CSIOF research facilities. Moreover, scholars are invited to share their knowledge and expertise with CSIOFMST staff and students through guest lecturing; presenting at Postgraduate seminars; sharing in round-table discussions and publishing through MST Press.
Researchers interested in the Scholars in Residence program are invited to submit a proposal outlining the nature of the research project, the time frame involved.
CSIOF Postdoctoral Projects
MST offers occasional postdoctoral positions that further the specific research interests of the CSIOF. Researchers interested in applying for a postdoctoral position are invited to contact the Director of the CSIOF.
Coursework and Project Degrees
- Master of Arts (Christian Studies) in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths – comprised of undergraduate/graduate and post graduate subjects plus 12000 word thesis for persons without a prior degree
- Master of Arts (Ministry) in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths – 6 postgraduate subjects plus 15000 word thesis
- Master of Theology – either a 50000 word thesis or two taught subjects from the postgraduate options and a thesis of up to 35000 words
- Doctor of Ministry – post graduate subjects (number?) plus 60000 word thesis
- Doctor of Theology – 100000 word thesis
- Doctor of Philosophy – 100000 word thesis
What Our Students Are Saying
“If we are to serve effectively in a multi-faith, multicultural Australia and we need to understand the rich diversity that can be expressed by adherents of any one faith system. That’s why I value CSIOF classes such as: Islam - History and Institutions, and Christian Ministry in Islamic Contexts. I highly recommend these, (and the other CSIOF subjects) for anyone who is committed to thoughtful and productive engagement. These subjects have helped me to avoid unhelpful stereotypes and given me, not only a heightened assurance in my own Christian faith, but the ability to confidently engage and minister to Muslims as individual people – right here in Victoria!”
"Studying with CSIOF has benefited me greatly both in the academic sphere, and in the sphere of practical ministry. I have deepened my knowledge of Islam, gained a better understanding of the close connections between the early Islamic history and various processes taking place in the contemporary Muslim world, and acquired important skills in bringing the Good News to Muslims."