Graduate Diploma in Theology

The Graduate Diploma in Theology (GDTheol) allows students to explore areas of interest in theology. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Theology:
  1. have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement;
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and/or contemporary issues;
  4. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community. 

Admission Criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or the Graduate Certificate in Theology, or an approved equivalent

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points, comprised of:

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

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Possible Exit Awards

Follow on Study

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


Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan, Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research)