Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate in Theology

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.

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Murdoch code

C1124

Study mode

Part Time

Duration (years)

1

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Overview

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.

Your career

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
  • Journalist
  • Writer.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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