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 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 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.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
- can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
- have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.
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);
e) an undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points; and
f) a further 198 points.
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
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 either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology.
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.
|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.
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 Theology 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.