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Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

A graduate pathway into theological study with an undergraduate degree

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Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

CSU’s Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies offers a graduate pathway into theological study for students with an undergraduate degree. It encourages and fosters the search for meaning and spiritual depth in the context of cultural and religious pluralism in contemporary Australia.
This course provides a foundational component of training for ministry in the church and offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Bible and theology.

It consists of eight subjects (64 points) with four core subjects and four electives. Students can choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Theology upon completion of four subjects.

FULL COURSE DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CSU WEBSITE.

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
  • Online
  • On-campus (Canberra)

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary institution, other than an undergraduate degree in Theology.

A 64-point program comprising 4 core subjects (32 points) and 4 restricted electives (32 points).

CORE SUBJECTS

  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Introduction to Old Testament Studies
  • Introduction to New Testament Studies
  • Early Church History

ELECTIVES

  • Advanced Practical Theology
  • Anglican Foundations
  • Being the Church
  • Christian Ministry
  • Christian Worship
  • Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
  • The Diaconate
  • The European Reformations
  • Hebrew 1
  • Hebrew 2
  • Jesus the Christ
  • Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
  • New Testament Greek 1
  • New Testament Greek 2
  • Pastoral Care
  • Practical Theology
  • Sacramental Theology
  • Theological Ethics
  • Uniting Church Studies
    •• World Religions and Christian Theology

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGY (4 SUBJECTS)
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Introduction to Old Testament Studies
  • Introduction to New Testament Studies
  • 1 elective

The Graduate Diploma of Theology provides a good grounding in Theology. It has also been a requirement for ordination to the Anglican Canberra and Goulburn Diaconate.

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