Graduate Diploma in Divinity

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 Graduate Diploma in Divinity allows students to explore multiple areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines or to engage with one or two areas in depth. It serves as a foundation for study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.

Note: This award may be used as an exit point from eligible students enrolled in a Masters degree who meet the admission requirements.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity

  1. have advanced knowledge in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  3. apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts
  4. apply judgement based on theory, practice and tradition to contemporary issues.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 144 points of Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Lutheran
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College

    Eva Burrows College

    The Salvation Army
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Uniting Church in Australia
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College

    St Athanasius College

    Coptic Orthodox
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling College

    Stirling College

    Churches of Christ
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School

    Trinity College Theological School

    Anglican
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Baptist
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College
    Online mode
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Online mode
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    Online mode
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College
    Online mode
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling College
    Online mode
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Online mode
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    The standard full-time duration of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity is one year. The Graduate Diploma in Divinity must be completed in not less than one year and not more than three years from the date on which the course is commenced.

    Standard full-time 1 year
    Maximum part-time 3 years

    Pathways to future study

    Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have included a Minor Thesis (16000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

    Admission criteria

    • Successful completion of a Bachelor degree, or an approved equivalent; or
    • Has obtained a Graduate Certificate from the University of Divinity

    Fee summary

    The Graduate Diploma in Divinity requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2022 are $2,732 per standard unit or $16,392 for a full-time year (6 units).

    Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

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