Summary information

Postnominals

BTheol, BMin

CRICOS code

089025M

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

Yes

AQF level

Level 7 – Bachelor Degree

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Study mode

  • Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
  • Face-to-face

Duration

Four years full-time or up to nine years part-time

Cost of study

The dual qualification BMin and BTheol requires completion of at least 32 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2019 are $1,584 per standard unit or $12,672 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

Note: The Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry is a dual qualification. Students enrol concurrently in the Bachelor of Theology and the Bachelor of Ministry and are awarded two degrees on completion of the course of study.

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.

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.

 

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.

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

Admission dates

Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.
Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.

Admission criteria

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

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The dual qualification Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry consists of 576 points comprised of:

  1. 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament;
  2. 36 points in the discipline of Church History;
  3. 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
  4. 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry);
  5. 72 points of praxis units in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry); and
  6. A further 288 points.

The course of study for the Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry:

a) must not include more than 252 points at level 1; and

b) must include at least 144 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 and 36 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry).

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

None

Hood

None

Where to get further information

  • For detailed information about this course, please consult Regulation 4 (Determination 4.3.14) and Regulation 32 (Determination 32.3.13), or talk to the course advisor at your chosen College.
  • For further information about student support, please visit the Study page.
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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.