The Diploma in Theology (DipTheol) introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History. This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Diploma in Theology:
- have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts
- have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection
- have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments
- apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions
- apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.
Successful completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.
Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity.
It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry.
The Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points, comprised of:
- 36 points of study in Field B (Biblical Studies)
- 36 points of study in Field C (Church History and Systematic Theology)
- a further 72 points.
Pre-2019 units of 15 points in volume will be counted as 18 points
for the purpose of course completion.
1 year – 4 years