Summary information

Postnominals

GDTheol

CRICOS code

045446J

Colleges where it can be studied

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Study mode

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

Duration

One year full-time or up to three years part-time.

Cost of study

The GDTheol requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2019 are $2,448 per standard unit or $14,688 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.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Graduate Diploma in Theology allows students to explore areas of interest in theology. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Theology:

  1. have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement;
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues;
  4. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community.

Follow on study

Graduates may 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

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 an undergraduate degree or a Graduate Certificate in Theology.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points comprised of:

  • 72 points of Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields; and
  • a further 72 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

Where to get further information

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.