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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.
As an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology, Ridley College is approved to deliver the following courses of the ACT (CRICOS 02650E)
Undergraduate Ministry & Theology Courses
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.
Graduate Ministry & Divinity Courses
Do you already have an undergraduate degree in a non-theological field? Then Ridley’s Graduate 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 help you to stay 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||Graduate Diploma of Divinity|
|1 year 6 months||Advanced Diploma of Theology
Advanced Diploma of Ministry
|2 years||Associate Degree of Theology||Master of Arts (Ministry)*|
|3 years||Bachelor of Theology||Master of Divinity|
|4 years or more||
Bachelor of Theology (Hons)
Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry (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, totaling 8 subjects per year.