Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level: 7
NQF Credits: 120
Duration: equivalent to 1 year full-time
Regular Intakes: February and July
Modes Available: onsite, distance, part-time, full-time, block courses

Carey’s Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology provides a programme for people who already have an existing undergraduate qualification, or equivalent and desire an initial theological qualification. It is also for graduates who are studying for personal interest, and those who already have an undergraduate theological qualification and want to embark on postgraduate theological study.

A student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Applied Theology will follow a course of study equivalent to one year full-time and gain 120 credits comprising:

NB Bridging Graduate Diploma. A student with a non-theological undergraduate degree who is seeking admission to postgraduate study may be required to enrol in the Graduate Diploma programme as a bridge to postgraduate study. In this case the student will be prescribed an individual programme of study in relevant subject areas and levels to ensure a firm foundation in Biblical and Theological Studies.

The programme produces graduates who:

  • Use the core tools of theology to critique other disciplines and their own experience.
  • Critically examine current practice, applying learning to new situations.
  • Handle documents of Christian faith with discernment and scholarship.
  • Have developed self-awareness in relation to their own spiritual journey.
  • Listen to others’ views, and have a world perspective.
  • Integrate learning in determining personal action.

Students studying towards the Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology must complete their studies within three years.

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Theology is open to full-time and part-time students who have completed a recognised undergraduate degree programme or who can demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate level. See the Admission Regulations for full details.


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