Bachelor of Theology

This undergraduate degree covers a thorough grounding in Bible, Biblical Language, Christian theology, and Church History. Graduate as a mission-ready pastor, cross-cultural missionary, or a professional working in a church agency.


This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

The Bachelor of Theology introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message. It provides training which emphasises application and articlualtion of this story and message in the contemporary world.

This course concentrates on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated:

  • Biblical Studies [Old Testament (OT), New Testament (NT)]
  • Languages LA [Biblical Hebrew and/or New Testament Greek]
  • Christian Thought & History [Theology (TH) , Church History (CH) , Philosophy & Ethics (PE)]

A course in theology provides a grounding for the ministry by establishing a foundation in theological knowledge and reflection.

Through elective units students can:

  • Follow study tracks in Bible and Languages (OT, NT, LA) and in Christian Thought & History(TH, CH, PE)
  • Develop practical ministry skills (EM, PC, DM)


228 Credit Points Overall

24 x 12cps units,
at Level 5 and above,
no more than 144cps at Level 5,
including at least 72 cps at Level 7 or above.

Common Core Units

48cps in New and Old Testament Introduction

Primary Course Discipline & Elective Units


  • ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; or
  • Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; or
  • Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each subtest OR 10 years English in country experience.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information please visit the ACT course page.

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