Bachelor of Theology (Korean)
The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) (Korean) is an AQF Level 7 award delivered in Korean. It provides a broad and coherent study of theology and related disciplines through a structure of majors and sub-majors. It aims to prepare you for professional and lay Christian ministry. The principles and concepts learnt will form the basis for independent lifelong learning.
This degree provides a sound basis for further studies, in Australia or Korea, leading to Master degrees in Arts, Divinity or Theology, and ultimately to a Doctoral degree.
3 years full-time or 9 years part-time
An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Bachelor of Theology (Korean) requires:
- proof of satisfactory graduation from High School in Korea at a level that would gain admission into a university. This graduation is considered evidence of Korean language literacy sufficient to undertake the course; or
- proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test; or
- articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs and proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test, or
- proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test and have reached the age of 21 and so satisfy the requirements for Mature Age Entry; or
- adequate grounds for Special Entry
No candidate for the Bachelor of Theology (Korean) may be concurrently enrolled in any other undergraduate or postgraduate course within the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) or any other tertiary institution, unless approval has been granted by the SCD Academic Board.
In this course all teaching is conducted in the Korean language. All teaching and support staff are native Korean-language speakers. The course materials are in the Korean language. Graduates are expected to work in a Korean language context.
Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where Korean is not the language of instruction must be fluent in the Korean language and have achieved Korean proficiency equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test.
- Satisfactory completion of at least one year study of English as a subject in high school or in an English-only language school or other training centre, or
- Satisfactory completion of a post-school award of at least 6 months duration where teaching was in English, or
- Satisfactory completion of a test approved by the Sydney College of Divinity that demonstrates that the candidate can speak, write and read English.
The Bachelor of Theology (Korean) requires the completion of 216 credit points.
Every program for the award shall include:
- at least a sub-major in both Biblical Studies and Theology
- two majors from Biblical Studies, Theology, Church History or Philosophy
- at least 36 credit points in Christian Life & Ministry
- at least 9 credit points in Church History
- At least 9 credit points in Theological English
Majors and sub-majors are available in:
- Biblical Studies
Biblical Studies (The BTh Biblical Studies major requires 54 credit points (see details below) plus 9 credit points in A7110 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, A7120 Introduction to New Testament Greek, or A7130 Introduction to Biblical Languages taken before or concurrently with any post 7100 series Biblical Studies units.).
- Humanities in the Christian Tradition
Humanities in the Christian Tradition; Church History; and Philosophy.
- Christian Life & Ministry
Christian Life & Ministry; Christian Spirituality; Pastoral Counselling; Worship & Liturgy; Mission; Pastoral Theology; and Christian Ethics.
A major in a subdiscipline requires 54 credit points from the subdiscipline, with not more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units and at least 9 credit points from 7300 series units. Under certain provisions (see Award Summary 2.7), up to 36 credit points from 8500 and 9600 series units may be included.
A major in a discipline requires 54 credit points from the discipline, with at least 27 credit points in one subdiscipline, with not more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units and at least 9 credit points from 7300 series units. Under certain provisions (see Award Summary 2.7), up to 36 credit points from 8500 and 9600 series units may be included.
A sub-major requires 36 credit points from units assigned to the major including no more than 18 credit points from 7100 series units and with at least one 7200 series unit.
Candidates who have completed 108 credit points towards the Bachelor of Theology (Korean) may select up to 36 credit points from the Schedule of 8500 and 9600 series units. Within these units, a candidate can only select up to 18 credit points of 9600 series units provided they have already completed at least a sub-major in that sub-discipline with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0.
Every course unit requires students to demonstrate mastery of basic English-language vocabulary and comprehension of English-language passages related to that unit before enrolling in further units.
All course units shall be taken from the Sydney College of Divinity Schedule of Units of Study.
Graduates will have:
A broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Theology, Biblical Studies, and one other discipline or area of practice that will form the basis for independent lifelong learning.
Cognitive and technical skills in a theologically-related body of knowledge, so that they are able independently to:
- review, reflect on, and synthesize theological information and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
- think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
- demonstrate an understanding of theoretical theological concepts
- communicate theologically-related knowledge, skills and ideas clearly and coherently
Applications of Knowledge and Skills
The ability to
- demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge by applying it creatively in Christian living and ministry
- make high level, independent judgments in a range of ministry settings
- initiate, plan, and implement activities and projects within a range of ministry settings.
A candidate may seek credit for a maximum of 144 credit points in the Bachelor of Theology.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology (Korean) may exit with a Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean) or Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) provided they have met the requirements of the award.
Enrolment for the Bachelor of Theology (Korean) must be made to the Registrar of the teaching institution. The registrar will be able to help you with all information regarding your study, including fees, units, mode of delivery and timetable.
A domestic Sydney College of Divinity student is designated as a full-time if enrolled in 27 credit points or more in a semester, or part-time if enrolled in fewer than 27 credit points per semester. To complete a unit, a student must have been present for at least 80% of all prescribed activities, regardless of the mode of delivery.
International students are subject to the conditions of their Australian student visa and are required to maintain a full-time enrolment of 4 units (36 credit points) per semester, including a minimum of one unit per semester in face-to-face mode, and at least two-thirds of the total units in face-to-face mode. If you are planning to enrol as an international student, you have the responsibility to ensure that you comply with your visa conditions at all times. Learn more about your responsibilities, rights and what studying in Australia can offer you.