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Bachelor of Ministry

Overseas student type

You are an overseas student if you are:

  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
  • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
  • a resident or citizen of any other country.

Conditions of study

  • If residing in Australia the student will be classified as ‘On-Shore’. The student will require a visa to study.
  • If residing overseas the student will be classified as ‘Off-Shore’. The student does not require a visa to study.

Student Visa 500

  • A visa granted to non-Australian/New Zealand citizens residing and studying in Australia full-time.
  • Course of study must be CRICOS registered.
  • Cannot study more than 1/3 of course online.

Overview

The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry. It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry

  1. have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies.
  2. can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability.
  3. are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
  4. have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service.
  5. apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Ministry 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);

e)  72 points of units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies including at least 36 points of Supervised Theological Field Education or Clinical Pastoral Education;

f)  An undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points; and

g) a further 126 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:

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

b)   must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry).

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Stirling Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Whitley College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College
    modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Morling College
    modes
    Macquarie Park NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College
    modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling Theological College
    modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    modes
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

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

    Standard full-time 3 years
    Maximum part-time 9 years

    Pathways to future study

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

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education 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.

    Fee summary

    The Bachelor of Ministry requires completion of 24 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2021 are $1,704 per standard unit or $13,632 for a year of full-time study (8 units).

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

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