Bachelor of Theology

Summary information

Course title

Bachelor of Theology

Postnominals

BTheol

CRICOS code

011489A

Colleges where it can be studied

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

Level 7 – Bachelor Degree

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

The standard full-time duration of the Bachelor of Theology is three years. The Bachelor of Theology must be completed in not less than three years and not more than nine years from the date on which the course is commenced.

Cost of study

The BTheol requires completion of 24 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2019 are $1,584 per unit or $12,672 for the course if studying full-time (eight 18-point units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Bachelor of Theology critically examines life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. It aims to broaden self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement.  The Bachelor of Theology assists students to develop knowledge across broad areas of theology and depth in particular areas of interest. It develops research and communication skills, and prepares graduates for further theological study. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology

  1. have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
  2. can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
  3. are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
  4. have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.

Follow on study

Graduates have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019.
Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.

Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity.

It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior undergraduate study in related areas.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 432 points comprised of:

a)   72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament;

b)   36 points in the discipline of Church History;

c)   72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;

d)   36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry); and

e)   A further 216 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:

f)   must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and

g)   must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

None

Hood

Light Pink

Where to get further information

Enquiry information

  • If you intend to apply for admission as an overseas student, refer to the field, 'Overseas students', in the summary information provided at the top of this page to check if it is possible for your course.