New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level: 5
NQF Credits: 120
Duration: equivalent to 1 years full-time
Regular Intakes: February and July
Modes Available: part-time, full-time, onsite, distance, block courses

This programme is also available in Mandarin.


PROGRAMME SUMMARY
Carey’s New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies provides students a broad understanding of the principles of theology, biblical foundations, evaluative thinking and applied leadership skills in ministry and mission.

A student enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies will follow a course of study equivalent to one year full-time and gain 120 credits comprising:

OR

Students complete all of these course:

  • MB521 Thinking Theologically
  • MF501 Reflective Field Education
  • MS510 Te Ao Maori
  • MM581 Mission of God

And, at least three of the following courses (or two if both Introduction to the Old Testament and Introduction to the New Testament are elected)

  •  MM561 Introduction to Pastoral Care
  • MM564 Worship: Then and Now
  • MM572 Foundations of Youth Ministry
  • MB526 Insights into Church History

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

The programme produces graduates who:

  • Evaluate and apply a broad understanding of theology and biblical foundations to defined contexts based on textual interpretation and religious practice.
  • Evaluate a ministry programme based on strategies that integrate personal and community faith journeys, and the social, cultural and other contextual considerations of defined groups.
  • Integrate core tools of theology, biblical texts and ministry practice, and apply these to the broader community to provide leadership and direction that is culturally and ethically appropriate.

PROGRAMME & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies is open to full-time students and part-time students. See the Admission Regulations for full details.

TRANSFER FROM OTHER PROGRAMMES
Students who have completed courses at other institutions may be eligible for cross-credits or recognition of current competency.