Graduate Diploma in Divinity
The Graduate Diploma in Divinity allows students to explore multiple areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines or to engage with one or two areas in depth. It serves as a foundation for study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity
- have advanced knowledge in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
- apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts
- apply judgement based on theory, practice and tradition to contemporary issues.
The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 6 standard Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units (144 points).
Units available for this award:
- BS8003L Bible Then and Now (Foundational)
- CT8001L The Christ-centred School (Foundational)
- DP8008L Pastoral Care in Context 1 (Foundational)
- DP8027L Pastoral Care in Context 2 (Foundational)
- CT8002L The Christian Faith in Modern Context (Foundational)
- DE8004L Introduction to Lutheran Education (Foundational)
- DR8012L Teaching in a Lutheran Education Context (Foundational)
If you want to explore a topic more deeply or you have a specialist interest, supervised reading units can be designed to support your learning goals. Students looking to prepare for a research degree often include Research Methodologies (RQ9021C) and Minor Thesis (RQ9748M) in this award.
To be eligible for admission an applicant must have
- completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate certificate, and either
- completed the equivalent of 72 points of theological study at the University of Divinity or another higher education provider, or
- completed 144 points of study towards a Master’s award at the University of Divinity.
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.
- Yes—this course can be studied entirely online.
- Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP
- No—this course is only available for domestic students.