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  a University of Divinity graduate certificate, 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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Study Pathways

Graduates may proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have completed a Minor Thesis (worth 16,000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research 


Rev. Dr Phillip Gleeson SDB, Acting Postgraduate Coordinator