A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus | External


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies 
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC026
CRICOS code: 048611K

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD015
CRICOS code: 043146D

Course name: Master of Theological Studies
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM021
CRICOS code: 014823A



This articulated program provides a pathway to postgraduate study in Theology.

The Graduate Certificate is designed to provide teachers of religious education and other professionals in the field of religion with a sound understanding of contemporary theology and biblical studies and to provide opportunities to reflect on theological dimensions of professional and social life.

The Graduate Diploma expands a student's investigation of a range of theological and biblical studies. It is expected that students will have introductory knowledge and skills in theology and biblical studies.

The Masters offers people active in Christian ministry the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in a particular area of theological study and to undertake a research project on a theme of relevance to their own professional work. Credit may be granted for approved work experience.

The location of these courses is Adelaide College of Divinity, Brooklyn Park

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants for all three courses must normally hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (or other qualifications deemed equivalent) receive credit when progressing to the Graduate Diploma or Masters.

An approved 4-year honours degree in Theology is normally deemed equivalent to a Graduate Diploma.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $6,588
2018: $13,400
2019: $15,000
Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $13,176
2018: $26,800
2019: $30,000
Master of Theological Studies Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $13,176

2018: $26,800
2019: $30,000


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated.
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.