Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Catholic Theological College
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Whitley College

Overseas students


AQF level

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

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


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

Cost of study

The GDBS requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 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 Biblical Studies allows students to explore a range of methodological approaches to the Bible. It develops substantial skills for further study and a means of critically engaging Christian texts and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights from biblical studies for Christian practice and identity.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies:

  1. have knowledge of sources, historical cultural contexts, analytical terms and theological concepts relevant to the discipline of biblical studies;
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to biblical studies;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to a range of biblical 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


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies consists of 90 points comprised of:

  • 30 points in the discipline of Biblical Studies; and
  • 30 points in either the discipline of Biblical Studies or the discipline of Biblical Languages; and
  • a further 30 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquiry information

  • 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 your course.