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Bachelor of Theology

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;
      • You cannot study more than 1/3 of this course online.
  • If residing overseas, you will not require a visa to study this course.

Overview

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.

Course 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.

Course structure

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.

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
  • St Athanasius College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling Theological College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    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.

    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 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.

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