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Ridley is a world-class theological college that is committed to providing a wide range of theology courses, depending on previous studies and level of interest. View our range of ministry, divinity and theology courses. For a quick reference guide see the table below.
Undergraduate courses are for students who have not previously completed tertiary study. They can be completed full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. Courses cover a range of fields of study with a variety of electives tailored to your training needs. We also have a range of learning support options for students who are new to tertiary studies.
Do you already have an undergraduate degree in a non-theological field? Then Ridley’s Graduate theology courses are a good choice. They can be completed full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. Courses cover a range of fields of study with a variety of electives to tailor to your ministry.
We have a range of learning support options for students who are new to humanities style studies or who are re-commencing study after a break.
Do you have a three-year degree in ministry or theology and are engaged in ministry? Would you like to be re-energised with engaging and relevant material in a relaxed and collegial environment? Then the postgraduate program at Ridley will keep you fresh. Ridley offers a Master of Arts Gold program for ministry professionals as well as supervised research for postgraduate study.
|Minimum study period||I do not have a tertiary qualification||I have a tertiary qualification in a non-theological field||I have a tertiary qualification in a theological field|
|6 months||Graduate Certificate of Divinity|
|1 year||Diploma of Theology
Diploma of Ministry
|Graduate Diploma of Divinity|
|1 year 6 months||Advanced Diploma of Ministry
Advanced Diploma of Theology
|2 years||Associate Degree of Theology||Master of Arts (Ministry)*
Master of Arts (Theology)*
|3 years||Bachelor of Ministry
Bachelor of Theology
|Master of Ministry
Master of Divinity
|4 years or more||
Bachelor of Ministry (Hons)
Bachelor of Ministy/Bachelor of Theology (combined)
|Master of Divinity/Graduate Diploma of Divinity (combined)||Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Philosophy
*Please note the Master of Arts is taught in intensives which are expected to stretch across 8 years to complement full-time ministry. For more information see MA Gold.
Most subjects are worth 4 credit points and are completed within one semester. A standard full-time study load is, 4 subjects per semester, totalling 8 subjects per year.