Courses

Courses

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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
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.

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Graduate
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.

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Postgraduate
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.

Master of Arts (Gold Class) >                                                         Research >

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)*
Research
3 years Bachelor of Ministry
Bachelor of Theology
Master of Ministry
Master of Divinity
4 years or more

Bachelor of Ministry (Hons)
Bachelor of Theology (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.

Credit Points
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.

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Ridley College is an affiliated institution with the Australian College of Theology. (ACT Cricos Provider: 02650E)