Courses

Undergraduate


A degree from the Sydney College of Divinity better prepares and equips you for ministry in a changing environment. Our undergraduate awards are delivered by our teaching institutions who offer flexible study options, varied delivery modes, well represented library collections, quality student support and facilities, and practitioner research active faculty.

Explore the courses on offer and chose to study with one or more of our  teaching institutions.

 

Diploma of Ministry (DipMin)

The DipMin provides the opportunity to study in practical ministry oriented disciplines. It is designed for those with less formal qualifications, or for those who want a smaller study load.

Credit Points: 108

Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 5 years part-time

Diploma of Theology (DipTh)

The DipTh provides the opportunity to study in theological disciplines. It is designed for those with less formal qualifications, or for those who want a smaller study load.

Credit Points: 108

Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 5 years part-time

Diploma of Christian Studies (DipChSt)

The DipChSt introduces Christian studies within higher education as basic knowledge, skills and values of Christian relevance to professional and personal life are acquired.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (AssocDegChThPr)

The AssocDegChThPr provides an opportunity to undertake theological study with special focus in an area of your interest.

Credit Points: 144

Duration: 2 years full-time or 6 years part-time

Bachelor of Ministry (BMin)

The BMin emphasis is on ministry providing in-depth knowledge of the principles and concepts in Christian Life and Ministry and broad knowledge in Theology, Biblical Studies, and other theological areas of practice.

Credit Points: 216

Duration: 3 years full-time or 9 years part-time

Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

The BTh offers a broad and coherent study of theology and the related disciplines.

Credit Points: 216

Duration: 3 years full-time or 9 years part-time

Postgraduate (Coursework)


Postgraduate coursework gives you the scope to develop subject matter expertise in an area you’re passionate about. It consists of units of study that are taught in a similar format to undergraduate learning, such as lectures, tutorials, assignments and exams.

Our postgraduate coursework awards are delivered by our teaching institutions. Find the course for you and study with one or more of our teaching institutions, benefiting from the ecumenical nature of the Sydney College of Divinity.

 

Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) (BMin(Hons))

The BMin(Hons) qualifies you to undertake professional work and is a pathway for research and further learning in Christian ministry.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (BTh (Hons))

The BTh (Hons) qualifies candidates who apply theological knowledge in a specific context to undertake professional work, and as a pathway for research and further learning in one or more theologically-related disciplines.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Graduate Certificate in Arts (GradCertArts)

The GradCertArts is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline and are seeking skills in theological studies to enhance their professional work.

Credit Points: 36

Duration: 6 months full-time or 1.5 years part-time

Graduate Certificate in Leadership (GradCertLead)

The GradCertLead is designed for those who have a 3-year undergraduate degree in the field of philosophy and religious studies, and wish to focus on leadership.

Credit Points: 36

Duration: 6 months full-time or 1.5 years part-time

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Supervision (GradCertPSupervision)

The GradCertPSupervision focuses on building supervisory leadership capacity for people involved in religious and/or non-profit and/or community-focused enterprises.

Credit Points: 36

Duration: 6 months full-time or 2 years part-time

Graduate Certificate in Theological Education (GradCertThEd)

The GradCertThEd is designed for those engaged in theological education and wish to pursue a graduate qualification in theological education, in order to enhance their professional work.

Credit Points: 36

Duration: 6 months full-time or 2 years part-time

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (GradCertThSt)

The GradCertThSt introduces students to two core theological disciplines (Theology and Biblical Studies) equipping them with foundational knowledge for further study.

Credit Points: 36

Duration: 6 months full-time or 1.5 years part-time

Graduate Diploma of Arts (GradDipArts)

The GradDipArts is for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline and want to do theological studies to enhance their professional work.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Graduate Diploma of Leadership (GradDipLead)

The GradDipLead focuses on building leadership capacity for people involved in a wide scope of religious, non-profit, community focused enterprises.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Graduate Diploma of Professional Supervision (GradDipProfSupervision)

The GradDipProfSupervision builds supervisory leadership capacity for those involved in a wide scope of religious, non-profit, and/or community-focused enterprises.

Credit Points: 36

Duration: 6 months full-time or 2 years part-time

Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies (GradDipThSt)

GradDipThSt introduces two core theological disciplines (Theology and Biblical Studies) and equips students with foundational knowledge for further study in these two areas.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Master of Arts (MA)

The MA provides a study of theological and related disciplines through a structure of specialisations and sub-specialisations.

Credit Points: 108

Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 4.5 years part-time

Master of Leadership (MLead)

The MLead is for those who wish to pursue a further qualification in the area of leadership as part of their continuing education for ministry

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Master of Professional Supervision (MProfSupervision)

The MProfSupervision focuses on building supervisory leadership capacity for people involved in religious and/or, non-profit and/or, community-focused enterprises.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 4 years part-time

Master of Theological Studies (MThSt)

The MThSt is for those who want to pursue a further qualification in the disciplines of Theology or Biblical Studies as part of their continuing education for ministry

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part time

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The MDiv provides a systematic and comprehensive study of theological and related disciplines through a structure of specialisations and sub-specialisations

Credit Points: 216

Duration: 3 years full-time or 9 years part-time

Master of Theology (MTh)

The MTh is for those who hold at least a Bachelor of Theology (or equivalent) and wish to pursue theological studies in greater depth and with greater rigour.

Credit Points: 108

Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 4.5 years part-time

Postgraduate (Research)


The Sydney College of Divinity is an excellent research centre, and a leading intellectual and creative resource to the communities it serves. It is characterised by a broad and balanced application of learning which focuses on preparing the next generation of Christian teachers and scholars. The Sydney College of Divinity aims to ‘encourage theological scholarship which is ecumenically sensitive and relevant to issues of culture and society in Australia and Oceania.’

Postgraduate Research provides the opportunity for professional development in ministry at the highest academic level and thereby, through a period of systematic reflection on the practice of ministry and by a critical, creative and academically informed investigation, to make a distinct contribution to the profession.

If you are considering a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) email us at [email protected] for a conversation with our Research Director. Applications for candidature are made directly to the Sydney College of Divinity and are accepted throughout the year.

 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil is undertaken by research and thesis. It provides the opportunity to embark on research, which investigates a theologically related topic.

Fees: Full-time is $7,340 per semester | Part-time is $3,670 per semester

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The DMin provides the opportunity to pursue advanced study in Christian Life and Ministry by research at the highest academic level in the context of professional practice, with supporting specialist coursework.

Fees: Full-time is $7,340 per semester | Part-time is $3,670 per semester

Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD candidates embark on a significant piece of research which investigates a theologically related topic in a systematic, creative and comprehensive manner that is not available in coursework programs.

Fees: Full-time is $7,340 per semester | Part- time is $3,670 per semester

Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time

Doctor of Theology (ThD)

The ThD is designed for those who seek to expand their own understanding and develop new knowledge in theology for academic, vocational, professional and/or personal reasons.

Fees: Full-time is $7,340 per semester | Part-time is $3,670 per semester

Duration: 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time

Undergraduate (Korean)


The Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology provides the opportunity to study theology in the Korean language in Australia and graduate with a degree recognised within Australia and internationally.

The awards are approved for both local and international students, and are suitable for Koreans
– who do not have the language qualification to undertake these studies in English
– who prefer to study in their first language.

Applications for enrolling in one of the Korean awards are made directly to the Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology. Email [email protected] for questions regarding entry requirements, admissions and study.

 

Diploma of Ministry (Korean) (DipMin)

The DipMin (Korean) provides the opportunity to study in practical ministry oriented disciplines. It is designed for those with less formal qualifications, or for those who want a smaller study load.

Credit Points: 108

Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 5 years part-time

Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean) (DipChSt)

The DipChSt (Korean) introduces Christian studies within higher education as basic knowledge, skills and values of Christian relevance to professional and personal life are acquired.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) (AssocDegChThPr)

The AssocDegChThPr (Korean) provides an opportunity to undertake theological study with special focus in an area of your interest.

Credit Points: 144

Duration: 2 years full-time or 6 years part-time

Bachelor of Theology (Korean) (BTh)

The BTh (Korean) offers a broad and coherent study of theology and the related disciplines.

Credit Points: 216

Duration: 3 years full-time or 9 years part-time

Postgraduate (Coursework) (Korean)


Postgraduate study is usually undertaken after you have completed a bachelor’s degree. At the Korean School of Theology our flexible courses offer a range of online and on-campus options, with locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. We partner with seven universities in the Republic of Korea to build research and help train faithful Christian workers through academic and cultural exchange.

If you are ready to study further and engage in theological postgraduate study in Korean, then explore your options and get in touch with us.

 

Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (Korean) (BTh (Hons))

The BTh (Hons) (Korean) qualifies candidates who apply theological knowledge in a specific context to undertake professional work, and as a pathway for research and further learning in one or more theologically-related disciplines.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) (GradCertArts)

The GradCertArts (Korean) is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline and are seeking skills in theological studies to enhance their professional work.

Credit Points: 36

Duration: 6 months full-time or 1.5 years part-time

Graduate Diploma of Arts (Korean) (GradDipArts)

The GradDipArts (Korean) is for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline and want to do theological studies to enhance their professional work.

Credit Points: 72

Duration: 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Master of Arts (Korean) (MA)

The MA (Koren) provides a study of theological and related disciplines through a structure of specialisations and sub-specialisations.

Credit Points: 108

Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 4.5 years part-time

Master of Divinity (Korean) (MDiv)

The MDiv (Korean) provides a systematic and comprehensive study of theological and related disciplines through a structure of specialisations and sub-specialisations

Credit Points: 216

Duration: 3 years full-time or 9 years part-time

Master of Theology (Korean) (MTh)

The MTh (Korean) is for those who hold at least a Bachelor of Theology (or equivalent) and wish to pursue theological studies in greater depth and with greater rigour.

Credit Points: 108

Duration: 1.5 years full-time or 4.5 years part-time

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