Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry [BTheol, BMin]

CRICOS code: 089025M (Accredited through UD)

Description

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

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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry

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

Course structure

The dual qualification Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry consists of 480 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 240 points.

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

  1. must not include more than 210 points at level 1;
    and
  2. must include at least 120 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 and 30 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry).

Entry requirements

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

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).

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

Duration

  • Four years full-time or up to nine years part-time

Study modes

  • ALC offers units in a variety of study modes (also referred to as delivery modes).

Please see ALC study modes.

Course updated: 03/04/2017 11:57am