The Graduate Diploma of Christian studies is an integrative course and can be considered as the first half of the Master of Arts (Christian Studies). Students are required to complete a project that combines an area of their theological study with their vocation. The Graduate Diploma is surrendered by students who go on to complete the Master of Arts (Christian Studies).
The course will focus on disciplines across Bible and Languages (BB, LA, OT, NT), and Christian Thought and History (TH, CH, PE), whilst providing an approach to synthesise this understanding with particular occupational and/or life interests in 'integrated studies' (IN).
This degree is open to those who have graduated with or qualified for (at least) a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a non-theological discipline from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider, or who have successfully completed a course of study which is deemed equivalent.
This course equips graduates with the theological and other understandings and skills needed to apply a Christian perspective and commitment to their life in the world, including their professional and vocational life, and is designed to integrate theological reflection with the particular occupational and/or general interests of students.
Graduates of this course will normally continue with their chosen secular profession, but will have the understandings and skills to integrate these with their Christian perspective and commitment. Historically, graduates from the management, business, legal, education, health and aged-care professions have been among these particularly attracted to this course.
32 credit points at 500/600-level.
1 year full-time (up to 4 years part-time).
Units are available both on-campus and online.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.
|GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES|
|BB/OT/NT at 500-level||Bible||8|
|CH/TH 500-level||Christian Thought||4|
|BB/OT/NT/CH/ TH 500-level||Bible/Christian Thought||4|
|TH/PE 600-level||Christian Thought||8|
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