The Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) program is designed for students who have graduated with a three-year undergraduate degree in Ministry or Theology from the ACT and who have demonstrated high academic potential. It is a means of preparing men and women for advanced research in Ministry.
- Ability to conduct research in a specialised field of study completed at a high academic level in a student’s first degree in theology, including ability to exegete biblical texts in their original language if the area of the thesis so demands.
- Demonstration of wide reading, intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour at early postgraduate level such that the potential for further postgraduate research is emerging.
- Honours will be determined from the Honours course alone, and will not include the GPA of units taken in the prior undergraduate degree.
- Candidates may take no more than three years after the completion of their initial undergraduate degree in theology or ministry to complete the Bachelor Honours course.
- The criterion for determining honours grades is available on the ACT website – document repository.
Primary Course Discipline
- 24cps coursework units from the student’s designated field of research at level 8 or above
- 12cps Research Methods
- 36cps word thesis (16,000 words) in EM/PC/DM at Level 8
- 24cps coursework units from any field at level 8 or above
- BTh or BMin with GPA min 2.0 overall, with 2.0 in the designated field of study
Language Qualifications for NESB
- IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work