Summary information



Colleges where it can be studied
  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union


Overseas students


AQF level

Level 7 – Bachelor Degree

Study load
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
Study mode
  • Online
  • Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
  • Face-to-face

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.

Cost of study

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.

Detailed information

What this course is about

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 learning 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.
Follow on study

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


Admission dates
  • Admissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021.
  • Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.
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

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).

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown





Where to get further information

Find out more about our Student Profiles.

Enquire about this course

  • Please select the relevant student option. 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 this course.