Bachelor of Theology (Honours)

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

One year full-time or equivalent part-time.

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The Bachelor of Theology (Honours) is a one-year programme for high-achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Theology pass degree or equivalent.

Undertake a focused research project framed by one-on-one supervision with one of our internationally-recognised academic staff, and engage in an in-depth study of an area of theology or biblical studies in which you are particularly interested.

As part of the honours degree, you will:

  • establish a strong foundation for higher degree research by learning more about research methods and strategies used in theology
  • explore in depth either a classical theological text or a substantial contemporary work
  • examine a key theological theme (creation, revelation, salvation, liberation) and/or specific moral or ethical question (global poverty, work, care for the environment, the family, forgiveness)
  • write a thesis that adds to the knowledge base of the discipline.

Aside from expanding your knowledge, a theology honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market. You will enhance your capacity across high-level research, as well as your writing and problem solving skills – highly transferable skills that employers have identified as the necessary skill-sets for sustaining a long, distinguished and personally rewarding career.

One year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Multi-mode)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $6560 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree course, a student must have completed the Bachelor of Theology pass degree or equivalent, normally within the last five years, with at least a credit average, including

  1. a major comprising at least 8 units in the discipline of the Honours degree;
  2. at least a credit average in the entire Bachelor of Theology degree including at least 4 of the units in the major sequence of the discipline of the Honours degree; and
  3. satisfied prescribed prerequisites of the selected Honours degree.

Graduates in theology can pursue a range of opportunities in such vocational fields as teaching, or work in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, community building, or undertake pastoral work. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue a career in an area that utilises the skills acquired through your theology degree, such as journalism, media, administration, or public relations. If you are interested in undertaking further higher-degree research, an honours degree will provide you with a strong foundation to pursue this path.

A one-year Honours course is available for high-achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Theology Pass degree or equivalent. The course aims to build on existing knowledge and skills gained in past studies.

Domestic Students

The Bachelor of Theology (Honours) is a one-year programme for high-achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Theology pass degree or equivalent.

Undertake a focused research project framed by one-on-one supervision with one of our internationally-recognised academic staff, and engage in an in-depth study of an area of theology or biblical studies in which you are particularly interested.

As part of the honours degree, you will:

  • establish a strong foundation for higher degree research by learning more about research methods and strategies used in theology
  • explore in depth either a classical theological text or a substantial contemporary work
  • examine a key theological theme (creation, revelation, salvation, liberation) and/or specific moral or ethical question (global poverty, work, care for the environment, the family, forgiveness)
  • write a thesis that adds to the knowledge base of the discipline.

Aside from expanding your knowledge, a theology honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market. You will enhance your capacity across high-level research, as well as your writing and problem solving skills – highly transferable skills that employers have identified as the necessary skill-sets for sustaining a long, distinguished and personally rewarding career.

One year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020
Melbourne
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020
Strathfield
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2756.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $22048.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $22048.00 (2018)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking tests, and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and reading tests) plus high level achievement in a three year Bachelor of Theology qualification.

Graduates in theology can pursue a range of opportunities in such vocational fields as teaching, or work in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, community building, or undertake pastoral work. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue a career in an area that utilises the skills acquired through your theology degree, such as journalism, media, administration, or public relations. If you are interested in undertaking further higher-degree research, an honours degree will provide you with a strong foundation to pursue this path.

A one-year Honours course is available for high-achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Theology Pass degree or equivalent. The course aims to build on existing knowledge and skills gained in past studies.

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