Colleges where it can be studied
- Australian Lutheran College
- Catholic Theological College
- Eva Burrows College
- Pilgrim Theological College
- St Athanasius College
- Stirling Theological College
- Trinity College Theological School
- Whitley College
- Yarra Theological Union
Level 5 – Diploma
- Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
One year full-time or up to four years part-time.
Cost of study
The Diploma in Theology requires completion of 8 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2020 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.
What this course is about
The Diploma in Theology introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History. This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Diploma in Theology
- have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
- have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection.
- have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments.
- apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions.
- apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.
Follow on study
Graduates may proceed to an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry, an Advanced Diploma in Philosophy, or to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.
- Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.
- Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.
Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.
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 post-secondary study in theology or ministry.
How to apply
The Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points of study, comprising:
- 36 points of study in Biblical Studies (Field B)
- 36 points of study in Christian Thought and History (Field C)
- a further 72 points of study.
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Where to get further information
- For detailed information about this course, please consult Regulation 33 Diploma in Theology, 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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