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Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry

Abbreviation: BTheol, BMin CRICOS code: 089025M Accredited through UD
4 years full-timeUp to 9 years part-time

Note: The Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry is a dual qualification. Students enrol concurrently in the Bachelor of Theology and the Bachelor of Ministry and are awarded two degrees on completion of the course of study.

The Bachelor of Theology critically examines life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. It aims to broaden self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement. The Bachelor of Theology assists students to develop knowledge across broad areas of theology and depth in particular areas of interest. It develops research and communication skills, and prepares graduates for further theological study.

The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry. It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology

  • have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area
  • can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument
  • are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture
  • have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry

  • have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies
  • can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability
  • are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture
  • have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service
  • apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.

The dual qualification Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry consists of 32 standard units (576 points). The structure for this award comprises:

  • 4 units in the field of Biblical Studies (Field B), which must include at least 18 points in each Testament
  • 2 units in the discipline of Church History (CH)
  • 4 units in the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT)
  • 2 units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
  • 4 practicum units in the discipline of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
  • a further 16 units

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry:

  • must not include more than 14 units at Bachelor Level 1.
  • must include at least 8 units at Bachelor Level 3, including 2 units either in the field of Biblical Studies (Field B) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT), and 2 units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D).

Units available for this award:

Available units can be found at Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.

Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.

For published information specific to this course, see Regulation 4 Bachelor of Theology (Determination 4.3.14) and Regulation 32 Bachelor of Ministry (Determination 32.3.13).

Study modes

  • This course is taught primarily face to face at the Australian Lutheran College campus in North Adelaide.
  • This course includes practicum placements as part of the vicarage program for pastoral stream students.
  • For further information about life on campus, including student services and accommodation, see the Living at ALC page.

Online availability

  • Some units in this course are available for study online.
  • This course cannot be completed entirely online at this time.

FEE-HELP

  • Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.

Overseas students

  • Yes—this course is available to both domestic and overseas students.
  • CRICOS code: 089025M

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