Divinity

Graduate Certificate in Divinity

CRICOS:
N/A
[GCDiv]
DURATION:
1 semester full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

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.

This a qualifying award for the aifc Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

What you will learn

  • Knowledge of key concepts in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  • Basic research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  • Skills of interpretation to texts or concepts.

Course structure

The Diploma in Theology consists of 6 units (72 points):

Units must be in Level 8 or Level 9 and can be in any Field or Discipline (Foundational or Elective units)

Please note: set curriculum is required for students wishing to qualify for the aifc Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy. More information here.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields.
Download the Graduate Certificate in Divinity Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent; or
  • demonstrate at least five years of relevant work experience or relevant professional attainment

International students:
This course is not available to international students. 

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:

  • the Graduate Diploma in Divinity
  • the Master of Divinity

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.

Graduate Diploma in Divinity

CRICOS:
N/A
[GDDiv]
DURATION:
1 year full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Explore areas in divinity as it serves as a foundation for the study of theology or philosophy (and associated disciplines).

What you will learn

  • Advanced knowledge in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  • Research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  • How to apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts
  • How to apply judgement based on theory, practice and tradition to contemporary issues.

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 6 units (144 points)

This course may comprise of Level 8 or Level 9 units in any Field or Discipline.

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields
Download the Graduate Diploma in Divinity Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

An undergraduate degree

or a graduate certificate degree and either:

a)    completed the equivalent of 72 points of theological study at the University of Divinity or another higher education provider; or

b)    completed 144 points of study towards a Master’s award at the University of Divinity.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have included a Minor Thesis (16000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.


Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.

Master of Divinity [M.Div.]

CRICOS:
042692G
[MDiv]
DURATION:
3 years full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

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.

What you will learn

  • Advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in divinity and its related disciplines
  • have mastery of research principles and methods, including analytical and communication skills applicable to divinity and its related disciplines
  • 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
  • How to articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in divinity and its related disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • How to 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 Pastoral Care consists of 18 units (432 points):

2 units (48 points) in Greek or Hebrew (Level 8)
3 units (72 points) in Biblical studies (Level 8)
3 units (72 points) in Christian Thought and History (2 x Level 8, 1 x Level 9)
2 units (38 points) in Practical and Public Theology (1 x Level 8, 1 x Level 9)
1 unit (24 points) in any discipline (Level 8 or 9)
6 units in any discipline (Level 9)
1 Capstone unit or Research essay (Level 9)

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields
Download the Master of Divinity Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

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


Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity. View the regulations here.