Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology degree is a primary qualification in theology and is the basis for further study at postgraduate level. It is a broad course combining both theological and practical studies. All relevant components and course units of the Bachelor of Theology are normally completed over four years.

After satisfying the requirements of the Bachelor of Theology, students may be eligible to complete a postgraduate course of study as advised by the Faculty Board.

Part-time study is available, although priority is given to prospective full-time students during the admissions process and with regards to scholarship opportunities.

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CRICOS Course Code:


Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):      

Level 7 Undergraduate Course

Entry Requirements:     

An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65, or its equivalent; or

Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21 (as of the relevant Census Date); or

Articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs.

Course Duration:                                            

4 years full time or part time equivalent (maximum of 9 years) 

At St Andrew's, this course incorporates additional requirements such as Byzantine ecclesiastical music, Modern Greek language lessons, pastoral field education, liturgical observances, seminars, and potential research work.

Students not affiliated (nor planning affiliation) with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, may have the opportunity to complete the BTh as a 3-year course (full-time, or part-time equivalent) without the need to complete internal requirements such as Byzantine ecclesiastical music and Modern Greek language lessons.

Course Structure:                                           

24 units (216 credit points)

Tuition Fees and Scholarships:

Refer to Course Information Sheet

Enrolment Options:       

On-Campus Weekly Lectures: full time and part time study available

English Proficiency:                       

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS, or equivalent) score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in all bands of the ‘academic format’ of the test.

Vocational and Career Paths:                    

Graduates may be called to discern a vocation to ordination under the guidance of the appropriate Church authority, or to pursue (often in conjunction with additional studies) a range of career options in areas such as church administration, tertiary academia, primary and secondary teaching, social work, and chaplaincy within hospitals and aged‐care homes, correctional services, police and defence forces, and universities. They can also pursue careers in other areas that utilise the skills they have acquired in their degree, such as civil service, law, research, journalism and media, administration, and public relations.

Application Dates:        

Please check the website for ‘Important Dates’.


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