Course Options

No matter who you are, there is a course of study to suit you at Stirling.

At Stirling, we recognise the diversity that exists within society and the church. Our courses are designed to help form you into the person you need to be, no matter your age, education, or life circumstances. We want to help prepare and equip you to make a difference in your context.

Our courses range from diploma level through to doctoral levels. These are divided into:

Undergraduate Dipolmas

Suitable for those completed Year 12 or equivalent

Undergraduate Dipolmas

Course Structure: Diploma in Theology

Diploma in Theology

Undergraduate Degrees

Suitable for those with prior study achievements Graduate

Undergraduate Degrees

Course Structure: Course Structure: Bachelor of Theology

Course Structure: Bachelor of Theology

Course Structure: Course Structure: Bachelor of Ministry

Course Structure: Bachelor of Ministry

Postgraduate Coursework and Research

Suitable for those wanting to specialise and research

Graduate Certificates

In focus areas such as Leadership, Theology, Children and Families Ministry, Supervision, Spirituality, Research Methodology

In focus areas such as Leadership, Theology, Children and Families Ministry, Supervision, Spirituality, Research Methodology

Graduate Diplomas

In focus areas such as Theology, Leadership, Pastoral Care, Biblical Studies, Ministry Studies, Missiology, Religious Education, Spirituality

In focus areas such as Theology, Leadership, Pastoral Care, Biblical Studies, Ministry Studies, Missiology, Religious Education, Spirituality

Masters by Coursework

Master of Theological Studies and Master of Pastoral Care for students from other disciplines in focus areas such as: Theology, Biblical Studies, Pastoral Care, Mission, Ministry, Leadership, Spirituality, Spiritual Direction

Master of Theological Studies and Master of Pastoral Care for students from other disciplines in focus areas such as: Theology, Biblical Studies, Pastoral Care, Mission, Ministry, Leadership, Spirituality, Spiritual Direction

Master of Theology (Coursework) for students with an undergraduate degree in theology or ministry: focus on professional development and research formation

Master of Theology (Coursework) for students with an undergraduate degree in theology or ministry: focus on professional development and research formation

Master of Divinity: for students from other disciplines wishing to be endorsed for professional ministry

Master of Divinity: for students from other disciplines wishing to be endorsed for professional ministry

Postgraduate Coursework and Research

Masters duration

Master of Philosophy

Master of Theology

Doctorates duration

Doctor of Theology

Doctor of Philosophy

For prospective ministry candidates, and those seeking endorsement within Churches of Christ, the following links will help you get started:

Unsure of what course is for you?

These questions can help you narrow down your options:

  • What is it that I want to do, or who do I want to be?
  • Have I got the necessary academic prerequisites for the course?
  • How much time do I have for study?
  • Can I complete the award within the maximum time?

The Stirling Registrar is available to help you make an informed choice. To make an appointment, contact the registrar email: registrar@stirling.edu.au  or ring Stirling on .

All courses offered by Stirling are recognised by the government, which means you may be eligible for Austudy. Click here for Austudy information and requirements. All Stirling courses lead to tertiary awards accredited by the University of Divinity (CRICOS Provider No. 01037A).