Graduate Diploma in Divinity

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity (GDDiv) 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.

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.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Divinity, a candidate must have completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate certificate and either:
  • completed the equivalent of 45 points of theological study at the University of Divinity or another higher education provider; or
  • completed 90 points of study towards a Master's award at the University of Divinity

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 144 points of Foundational units or Elective units.
Pre-2019 units of 15 points in volume will be counted as 24 points for the purposed of course completion

Normal Duration

1 year – 3 years 

Articulation to Further Study

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have completed a Research Essay of at least distinction standard may be eligibile to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

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