The Graduate Diploma in Divinity (GDDiv) 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 Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity:
- have advanced knowledge in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
- apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts
- apply judgement based on theory, practice and tradition to contemporary issues.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or a University of Divinity graduate certificate, or an approved equivalent.
The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 144 points at Level 8 or 9.
Pre-2019 units of 15 points in volume will be counted as 24 points
for the purposed of course completion.
1 year – 3 years
Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis (16,000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.