Why choose the University of Divinity?
Experience a unique engagement with Christian theological traditions at the University of Divinity. Whether you are interested in the academic study of theology, exploration of your Christian faith, personal growth, ordained ministry, or training as a lay-worker, at the University of Divinity you can take the next step in your vocation.
You can join the University through one of ten Colleges. Throughout your studies, your home College is a hub for personalised support and guidance to ensure that you have the best student experience.
Develop a deeper understanding of your faith under the guidance of world-class theologians. Discover how centuries-old tradition can address contemporary questions as you access the University’s extensive academic resources and library collections. Small class sizes will help you connect with lecturers, meet other students, and freely engage in the issues of the contemporary world.
Wherever your studies lead, you will be equipped to contribute to a just and compassionate society.
Welcome to the University of Divinity.
The University of Divinity promotes the highest standards of scholarship in theology, philosophy, ministry and counselling.
You can enrol in diplomas, undergraduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, postgraduate degrees and higher degrees by research. These are located at levels 5 to 10 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. All the University’s awards are in Divinity and its associated disciplines, in the broad field of Society and Culture. Each course is offered by one or more Colleges of the University. Students enrol in a course through a College but may take units at other Colleges of the University.
Many of our units allow you to benefit from an online learning environment, providing the flexibility of study to fit into your everyday life. Whether you work full-time, your geographical location prevents you from attending lectures, or you simply prefer an online experience, online study can help you achieve your learning and personal goals.
At the conclusion of your study, you will graduate with the same qualification you would receive if you had studied on campus.
All courses may be studied online by enrolling in online units. For a comprehensive list of scheduled units delivered online, please consult the Unit Management System and in the search bar set “Unit Mode” to “Online”.
Units offered by each College can be found on the College’s website or published handbook. A summary of units offered each year can be consulted at the University of Divinity’s Unit Directory, https://units.divinity.edu.au/.
Units are offered at one of the following levels:
- Diploma (unit number coding begins with 0)
- Undergraduate Level 1 (unit number coding begins with 1)
- Undergraduate Level 2 (unit number coding begins with 2)
- Undergraduate Level 3 (unit number coding begins with 3)
- Postgraduate Foundational (unit number coding begins with 8)
- Postgraduate Elective (unit number coding begins with 9)
- Capstone (unit number coding begins with 3 (undergraduate) or 9 (postgraduate))
View the diverse range of units available across the University and its Colleges.
Fields and Disciplines
The University of Divinity structures its learning, teaching and research around four broad Fields of study, each Field housing a range of disciplines. These are listed below, together with the abbreviation for each Field and discipline used in unit codes throughout the University and its Colleges.
Field A: Humanities
Languages ancient and modern
Field B: Biblical Studies
Field C: Christian Thought and History
Field D: Theology: Mission and Ministry
Mission and Ministry
Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Specialist study options
The University of Divinity offers a range of programs with a specialist focus.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Integrate your operational theology with the actual offering of care in situations of major and minor life transitions in a hospital placement.
Explore theology, history and the practice of ministry from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and world Indigenous perspectives
Develop your counselling skills as a professional counsellor, while pursuing your own spiritual formation.
Gain the qualifications, knowledge and practical skills to become a Professional Supervisor.
School of Graduate Research
The vibrant research culture at the University of Divinity includes four higher degrees by research and a research methodology unit available to students.
The University is committed to the inclusion, engagement and support of students of a variety of beliefs, backgrounds and abilities. We foster a culture that is free from discrimination based on disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, colour, race, ethnicity or country of origin.