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BTh- Bachelor of Theology

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); and
e) A further 216 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$1,704 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021. Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.

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)


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

Semester 1

  • BA1791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BN3796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2797B The Triune God

  • CT3749B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT3797B The Triune God

  • DL1798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM1113B Mission Foundations

  • DP2795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP3746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS1793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester 2

  • BN1701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN2744B Lukan Literature

  • CH1291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT1701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT3739B Imagined Futures in Popular Culture

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP1704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP2147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP3715B Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People

  • XX3735B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: Full Year

  • DP3121B Supervised Theological Field Education

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

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