The Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) critically examines life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. It aims to broaden self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement. The Bachelor of Theology assists students to develop knowledge across broad areas of theology and depth in particular areas of interest. It develops research and communication skills, and prepares graduates for further theological study. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology:
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
- can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
- have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.
The Bachelor of Theology consists of 432 points, comprised of:
- 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in:
- 36 points in the discipline of Church History (Field CH)
- 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology (Field CT)
- 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
- an undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points
- a further 198 points
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
- must not include more than 216 points at level 1
- must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology
A candidate may undertake the Bachelor of Theology in combination with, or subsequent to, the Advanced Diploma in Philosophy or the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry or the Bachelor of Ministry at the University of Divinity.
A candidate who is concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology at the University of Divinity and a Bachelor of Arts at an Australian University may obtain up to 144 points towards the Bachelor of Theology on completion of the Bachelor of Arts. This provision does not apply to a candidate who completed a Bachelor of Arts prior to admission to candidature for the Bachelor of Theology.
Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent.
It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior undergraduate study in related areas.
- Full-time: over 3 years
- Part-time: over 9 years
The 2024 Timetable will be available late October. Click here to view the 2024 timetable.
2024 Unit Fees
- $2,047 per 18-point unit
- FEE-HELP: This course is eligible for FEE-HELP
- Upfront Payment: If you are paying Upfront, via BPay or Credit Card, payment of fees is arranged at enrolment. An invoice will be emailed during the enrolment or reenrolment process