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The Bachelor of Theology 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.

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 432 points comprised of:
a) 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament;
b) 36 points in the discipline of Church History;
c) 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
d) 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry);
e) an undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points; and
f) A further 198 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
a) must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and
b) 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.

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  • DurationThree years full-time or nine years part-time
  • Structure24 standard undergraduate units
  • Fees$1,861 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 education in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2023 close on Friday 17 February 2023. Admissions for second semester 2023 close on Friday 21 July 2023.

The Bachelor of Theology is an AQF Level 7 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 011489A)

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Course 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.

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Bachelor of Theology summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Bachelor of 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. Summer School

Semester: 2. Semester 1

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA3134B The Psalms: songs for all times

Semester: 4. Semester 2

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

Graduates have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.

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