Gain a basic theological grounding in the history, beliefs, texts and practices of the Christian tradition. This course is valuable for teachers in religious schools and staff in church agencies.
(Not open to student visa holders)
- 1 year part-time
Gain an introduction to one of the world’s oldest disciplines by learning about the history, beliefs, texts, and practices of the Christian tradition. Challenge your intellectual independence through working on projects with your peers. You’ll be encouraged to ask questions, think critically, reflect deeply and act ethically in your engagement with both theology and your wider environment.
Not all students who study theology are religious themselves; all you need is an inquiring mind and passion to learn more about the significance and impact of religion in the world around us.
7 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate of Theology at Murdoch
- Investigate the depths of faith and the fascinating impact of Christianity on wider society.
- Learn about the social, political and cultural trends have shaped Christianity through its long and complicated history.
- Gain insight into the world, people and cultures of the Bible by exploring its historical background.
- Classes are taught by internationally-recognised experts and researchers in their respective fields.
- Study on your own terms. Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. (If you’re an international student you’ll need to study full-time)
- Want to gain a deeper understanding of theology? Units completed in this course count as course credit towards our Graduate Diploma in Theology.
- Looking to continue on and complete a masters degree? We offer a 2 year Master of Theological Studies where you can use the units completed in this course as credits.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- New Testament and its world
- Old Testament and its world
- introduction to theology
- turning points in church history.
This course will enhance your knowledge and qualifications, resulting in greater job prospects for those preparing for work in Christian churches and agencies, as well as those seeking a foundation in the fundamental aspects of theological study.
Murdoch graduates of Theology acquire investigative, interpretive and critical skills which are of interest to employers in many industries. Teachers in religious schools may be required to study some theology. Other employment prospects exist within charities and non‐governmental organisations and in education.
Careers could include:
- Youth Worker
- Officer for an NGO or charity
- Church Worker
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Not available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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