Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
80 credit points.
Standard entry requirements
- To be eligible to apply for admission to the Honours degree course, a student must have completed the Bachelor of Theology degree or equivalent, normally within the last five years, with:a minimum GPA of 5.5
- A major comprising at least 8 units in the discipline of the Honours degree
- *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.
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|Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo)||
|Melbourne (St Patrick's)||
|Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary)||
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.