Bachelor of Ministry

This degree must be completed in not less than three years and not more than nine years.

The Bachelor of Ministry consists of 360 points comprised of:

  1. 60 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 15 points in each Testament;
  2. 30 points in the discipline of Church History;
  3. 60 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
  4. 30 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry);
  5. 60 points of praxis units in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry); and
  6. A further 120 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:

  1. must not include more than 180 points at level 1; and
  2. must include at least 90 points at level 3 including 30 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry).

Credit

A maximum of eight units may be obtained in credit for completed degree level work done at other recognised tertiary institutions. A completed degree automatically carries four units of general credit, normally in field A.  Up to four units further credit may be granted if the units concerned, in the judgement of UD, closely parallel the content and standard of Bachelor of Ministry studies.  Transfer credits are also possible.  The total number of credits and transfer credits shall not exceed 240 points.

The Learning and Teaching Committee of UD normally limits the granting of credit for individual subjects to those which were completed not more than ten years ago.

Bachelor of Theology:  BTheol

Regulations

This degree was reviewed and a new regulation (No. 4 of the University Regulations) was approved in 2015.  Students who began their degree under the previous regulation will be encouraged to complete the requirements of the new regulation but are not required to do so. Details of the requirements under the old regulations are available from the Academic Dean.

This degree must be completed in not less than three years and not more than nine years.

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 360 points comprised of:

  1. 60 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 15 points in each Testament;
  2. 30 points in the discipline of Church History;
  3. 60 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
  4. 30 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry); and
  5. A further 180 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:

  1. must not include more than 180 points at level 1; and
  2. must include at least 90 points at level 3 including 30 points at level 3 in either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology.

Credit

A maximum of eight units may be obtained in credit for completed degree level work done at other recognised tertiary institutions. A completed degree automatically carries four units of general credit, normally in field A.  Up to four units further credit may be granted if the units concerned, in the judgment of University of Divinity, closely parallel the content and standard of Bachelor of Theology studies.  Transfer credits are also possible.  The total number of credits and transfer credits shall not exceed 240 points.

The Learning & Teaching Committee of UD normally limits the granting of credit for individual subjects to those which were completed not more than ten years ago.

Recognition

The degree has been recognised by a number of tertiary institutions in Victoria and interstate for the purpose of credit towards their degrees.  It is the responsibility of those institutions to determine the grounds on which such credit will be given and, in particular, the equivalence or otherwise of subjects completed in the BTheol degree to those offered in their degree.

The degree is also recognised by the Secondary Teachers’ Registration Board for the purpose of registration as a secondary teacher in the State of Victoria. In order to obtain such registration, an appropriate qualification in education must be completed in addition to a recognised degree such as the BTheol.