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GDDiv Graduate Diploma in Divinity

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity 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.

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 144 points of Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units.

Note: This award may be used as an exit point from eligible students enrolled in a Masters degree who meet the admission requirements.

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  • DurationOne year full-time or up to three years part-time
  • Structure6 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,640 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaTo be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Divinity, a candidate must have completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate certificate and either: a) completed the equivalent of 72 points of theological study at the University of Divinity or another higher education provider; or b) completed 144 points of study towards a Master’s award at the University of Divinity.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020. Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity is an AQF Level 8 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available online and on campus

COURSE PLANNER Graduate Diploma in Divinity

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.

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Graduate Diploma in Divinity summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Graduate Diploma in Theology is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester 1

  • AL9509T New Testament Greek B

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9724B Pentateuch

  • CH9125B Christianity in Australian History

  • CH9725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT9795B Salvation Today

  • DA8106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DA8108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 2

  • BA9134B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BA9734B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • BN9797B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CH8791B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT8728B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • DM8713B Mission Foundations

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP8195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP9145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have included a Minor Thesis (12,000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

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