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 for this course
This course is available to overseas students residing in Australia and overseas students studying overseas.
- If residing in Australia, you will require a visa that allows study and note any conditions specified. These visas include;
- Bridging visas and Training Visas (Subclass 407), please check Home Affairs for the visa that is relevant to you.
- If you are on a Student Visa (Subclass 500) to study in Australia you must study full-time.
- You cannot study more than 1/3 of this course online.
- If residing overseas, you will not require a visa to study this course.
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
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies.
- can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability.
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
- have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service.
- apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.
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).
Students undertaking the Bachelor of Ministry pathway into the Master of Social Work at Flinders University must adhere to the course structure rules listed above, but must complete the following units as part of their course of study:
a) Sociology for Mission and Ministry (AP2740Z)
b) Community Ministry: Theology, History, Contemporary Praxis (CT3747Z)
c) Justice and Community Development (DM3746Z)
d) Ministry in Liminal Spaces (DM3747Z)
e) Introduction to Psychology (CO1007Z)
f) Engaging Diversity (CO1006Z)
g) Ecotheology (DP3747Z)
Locations and modes
- LutheranNorth Adelaide SAClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- Roman CatholicEast Melbourne VICClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- The Salvation ArmyRingwood VIC, and Parramatta NSWClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- Uniting Church in AustraliaParkville VICClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- AnglicanNorth Adelaide SAClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- Uniting Church in AustraliaBrooklyn Park SAClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- BaptistBox Hill VICClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- AnglicanMount Claremont WAClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- Roman CatholicBox Hill VICClassroom, Mixed and Online modes
- LutheranNorth Adelaide SAClassroom, Limited mixed and Online (off-shore students only) modes
- Roman CatholicEast Melbourne VICClassroom, Limited mixed and Online (off-shore students only) modes
- The Salvation ArmyRingwood VIC, and Parramatta NSWOnline (off-shore students only) mode
- Uniting Church in AustraliaParkville VICClassroom, Limited mixed and Online (off-shore students only) modes
- AnglicanNorth Adelaide SAOnline (off-shore students only) mode
- BaptistBox Hill VICClassroom, Limited mixed and Online (off-shore students only) modes
- Roman CatholicBox Hill VICClassroom, Limited mixed and Online (off-shore students only) modes
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|
Graduates have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.
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.
The Bachelor of Ministry requires completion of 24 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2024 are $2,047 per standard unit or $16,376 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.