Bachelor of Theology (Honours)

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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.

Structure

80 credit points.

Subjects

  • Theology

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
  • And
  • 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Ballarat (Aquinas)
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo)
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's)
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary)
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Canberra (Signadou)
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

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.

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