Bachelor of Theology
The Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) 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.

Previous Structure

Students enrolled in the pre-2016 version have the option to continue in this structure or to change to the new structure. See the CTC Handbook for more information. This structure is due to be repealed in 2023.

Course Learning 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.

Admission Criteria

Successful completion of year 12 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.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 432 points comprised of:
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
  • must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and 
  • 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.  
CTC, as a college of UDiv, makes an internal requirement that all students undertaking the Bachelor of Theology degree from 2011 study two Philosophy (AP) units, as recommended by the Academic Dean, as part of their degree. 
Pre-2019 units of 15 points in volume will be counted as 18 points for the purpose of course completion 

Normal Duration

3 years – 9 years

Cricos Code

011489A 

Bachelor of Theology with Advanced Diploma in Philosophy

A candidate may undertake the Bachelor of Theology with, or subsequent to, the Advanced Diploma in Philosophy at UDiv. In such cases up to 144 points may be held in common to both awards. The minimum time for completion of both awards is four years.

Bachelor of Theology with Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

A candidate may undertake the Bachelor of Theology with, or subsequent to, the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry at UDiv. In such cases up to 144 points may be held in common to both awards. The minimum time for completion of both awards is four years.

Bachelor of Theology with Bachelor of Ministry

A candidate may undertake the Bachelor of Theology with, or subsequent to, the Bachelor of Ministry at UDiv. In addition to completing the requirements of each award, the candidate:
The minimum time for completion of both awards is four years.

Bachelor of Theology with Bachelor of Arts

A candidate who is concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology at UDiv and a Bachelor of Arts at an Australian University may obtain up to 144 points towards the Bachelor of Theology on completion of the Bachelor of Arts. This provision does not apply to a candidate who completed a Bachelor of Arts prior to admission to candidature for the Bachelor of Theology. 

Possible Exit Awards

Articulation to Further Study

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