Divinity

Graduate Certificate in Divinity [GCDiv]

(a qualifying award for the aifc Graduate Diploma in Counselling)

The Graduate Certificate in Divinity allows students to explore areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines. It serves as an introduction to the broad field of study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Divinity

  1. have knowledge of key concepts in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  2. have basic research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  3. apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts.

Structure

Every course of study for the Graduate Certificate in Divinity consists of 45 points of Foundational or Elective units. However, a set curriculum is required or students wishing to qualify for the aifc Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy – click here for more information.


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Graduates may proceed to a Graduate Diploma or Masters’ degree by coursework.

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Graduate Diploma in Divinity [GDDiv]

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.

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

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity

  1. have advanced knowledge in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  3. apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts
  4. apply judgement based on theory, practice and tradition to contemporary issues.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 90 points of Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units.


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Follow on study

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have included a Research Essay (12000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

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Master of Divinity [M.Div.]

The Master of Divinity is a primary theological degree for students with a degree in another area. The Master of Divinity enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in divinity and its associated disciplines in ministry contexts. Students broaden their knowledge and skills to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Divinity:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in divinity and its related disciplines
  2. have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to divinity and its related disciplines
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection on a range of theological and related disciplines, with awareness of their implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in divinity and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, theological synthesis, or supervised ministry project.

Course structure

The Master of Divinity consists of 270 points comprised of:

a)    not less than 105 points and not more than 120 points of Foundational units, including:

  • 30 points in at least one biblical or associated language
  • 30 points in field B
  • 30 points in field C
  • 15 points in field D

b)    not less than 105 points and not more than 150 points of Elective units, including:

  • 15 points in field B
  • 15 points in field C
  • 15 points in field D

c)    either a Capstone unit worth at least 15 points or a Research Essay.


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Follow on study

Graduates who have completed a Research Essay at a specified standard may be eligible for admission to a higher degree by research.

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