Bachelor of Theology

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Course Description
The 3-year Bachelor of Theology degree will give you a thorough grounding in the Bible, church history, Christian theology, and practical ministry, with a strong emphasis on Bible and theology subjects.

Graduates will be qualified to teach, preach and provide leadership in ministry and pastoral care. The Bachelor of Theology can be extended to a 4-year combined Bachelor of Ministry/Bachelor of Theology or an Honours year can be undertaken in preparation for a research degree.

Course Details

Duration 3 years full-time equivalent
Part-time (maximum 9 years)
Mode On-campus, Online, Multi-mode
May include intensives, online, on-campus and study tours
Course Level  Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7
Unit Level Delivered at Levels 5-7
Early Exit Point Undergraduate Certificate of Theology
Advanced Diploma of Theology
Associate Degree of Theology
Graduates may complete further study in  Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry combined degree
Graduate-level studies
Admission Requirements
  • ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; OR
  • Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5
    or above; OR
  • Demonstrate Academic Suitability for Course: Successful completion of the Ridley Bridging Program or interview.
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.
Fee Help Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 288 (24 subjects), including at least 72 credit points at Level 7

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Theology has 24 subjects, each worth 12 credit points (unless stated otherwise). Units in this course are completed at Level 5 and above, with no more than 144cps at Level 5, and including at least 72cps at Level 7.

Bachelor Degree Core Subjects

Primary Course Discipline


  • 48 credit points of electives from any field of study


This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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