Explore the linguistic phenomena of our ancient past and apply this wisdom to contemporary contexts. Study this ancient languages specialisation as part of your theology degree and you’ll learn more than how to decipher and apply writings from antiquity. You'll get up close with ancient religious texts, and develop tools to decipher their many meanings. These tools can then be adapted to a wide range of vocations and careers long after you graduate.

Career opportunities

Our theology graduates have pursued careers as:

  • hospital, school or prison chaplains
  • ministers of religion
  • youth ministers
  • social workers
  • pastoral associates
  • lay ministers
  • community workers
  • community advocates
  • teachers
  • lecturers
  • researchers
  • journalists
  • writers

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Completion requirements

A specialisation group consists of 40 cp.

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • THEL502Latin A10 CP
  • THEL503Latin B10 CP
  • THEL504Medieval Latin10 CP
  • THEL505New Testament Greek A10 CP

    A student, having successfully completed THEL505 New Testament Greek A, may include THEL626 New Testament Greek B in this specialisation.

  • THEL510Introductory Biblical Hebrew A10 CP

    A student, having successfully completed THEL510 Introductory Biblical Hebrew A, may include THEL645 Introductory Biblical Hebrew B in this specialisation.

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