Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry.


3 years (full-time),
up to 9 years (part-time)


Classroom, Online, Mixed

Total cost

$42,336 (At 2022 fees)

Next intake

February, July

Course Overview.

The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry. It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

For more information on the Bachelor of Ministry and it’s course regulation please follow this link.

Course outcomes.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry
  1. have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies.
  2. can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability.
  3. are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
  4. have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service.
  5. apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.

Course structure.

The Bachelor of Ministry consists of 432 points comprised of:
  1. 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament;
  2. 36 points in the discipline of Church History;
  3. 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
  4. 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry);
  5. 72 points of units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies including at least 36 points of Supervised Theological Field Education or Clinical Pastoral Education;
  6. An undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points; and
  7. a further 126 points.
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:
  1. must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and
  2. must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry).

Admission criteria.

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent. Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity. It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior undergraduate study in related areas.

Have questions about the course or application process?

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Applications close 30th January