This unit is offered in order to enable postgraduate students to fulfil the capstone requirements related to their award and is intended to be taken in the student’s final year. It aims to direct, support and encourage the integration of student learning across the theological disciplines by means of the completion of a project that draws on the student’s prior learning and directs it towards an integrative treatment of a chosen topic. Projects must include explicit engagement with methodologies, concepts and content from more than one discipline and show awareness of the issues related to creative and effective communication of theological ideas.
In consultation with their supervisor, the topics will be determined by the participants’ own interests and experience. Students will be expected to present their ideas to their peers and members of Faculty.

Unit code: XX9424A

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit discipline: Capstone Other X

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate a critical and sophisticated understanding of theological methodologies, concepts and key issues


Critically articulate distinctive arguments or perspectives presented by relevant texts or sources


Demonstrate the generation of new questions and insight in relation to a chosen project


Present integrated intellectual ideas coherently, creatively and effectively, taking into account critical feedback from peers


Plan and execute a substantial integrative project, drawing on advanced skills in research, writing and presentation.

Unit sequence

The capstone unit must be taken during the last two semesters of the coursework.


Initial orientation session and supervised study

Indicative Bibliography



Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Oral Presentation 1000 20.0
Essay 7000 80.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2023-05-11 10:36:03 +1000