Bachelor of Theology

3 years full-time or
equivalent part-time

Critically examine life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. Taught by world-class theologians, the Bachelor of Theology aims to broaden your self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement, whilst giving you the opportunity to develop your particular areas of interest in-depth, including mission and ministry, pastoral care, leadership and more. 

What you will learn

  • A coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
  • Articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
  • How to engage in theological traditions and contemporary culture.
  • To have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 24 units (432 points):

  • Four (4) units in Field B: Biblical Studies (72 points)
  • Four (4) units in Field C: Systematic Theology (72 points)
  • Two (2) units in Field C: Church History (36 points)
  • Two (2) units in Field D: Theology: Mission & Ministry (36 points)
  • Twelve (12) units in any Field (216 points)

It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

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.
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Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.

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 post-secondary study in theology or ministry.

International students:
Please read the entry requirements and follow the admission process for international students here.

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Course Cost

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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:

  • Graduate Certificate in Theology
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology
  • Master of Theological Studies
    (This list is not exhaustive)


A maximum of eight (8) units may be obtained in credit for completed degree level units at other recognised tertiary institutions. Credit is limited to units completed less than 10 years ago.

Please note: Further credit terms and conditions apply.


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.