Bachelor of Theology


3 year (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 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.

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

Course outcomes.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology
  1. have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
  2. can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
  3. are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
  4. have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.

Course structure.

The Bachelor of Theology 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. an undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points; and
  6. a further 198 points.
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
  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 either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology.

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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