Graduate Diploma in Divinity [GDDiv]

(Accredited through UD)


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.

Course outcomes

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.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 144 points of Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units.

Units available for this award:

Additional unit information

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.

Entry requirements

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.

For published information specific to this course, including the associated regulation, go to Graduate Diploma in Divinity.

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


  • 1 year full-time
  • Up to 3 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. For off campus study options see Off campus study.

Course updated: 12/02/2019 5:28pm