The Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.
The course articulates with The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies and the Master of Theological Studies.
Students who complete The Graduate certificate are normally awarded credit for 18 units of topics towards The Graduate diploma.
The course is taught at the Adelaide College of Divinity.
Applicants who do not hold The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.
However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
This course is designed to follow on from The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies and expand students' 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 Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies aims to:
- extend students' knowledge and understanding of a range of contemporary theology and biblical studies
- extend student examination and reflection on theological dimensions of professional and social life
- provide students with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in several areas of contemporary academic theology.
At completion of The Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies students will:
- have developed a sound knowledge of contemporary theology and biblical studies
- be able to contribute further to academic discussion on theological dimensions of professional and social life
- be able to demonstrate their knowledge of several chosen areas of contemporary academic theology.
Limited credit may be granted for recognition of prior studies undertaken at the University or other approved tertiary institutions. Further information is available here.
To qualify for The Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
Core - Year 1 topicsTHEO8102 Reading the Old Testament (4.5 units)
THEO8202 Interpreting the Gospels (4.5 units)
THEO8307 Jesus Christ: A Theological Introduction (4.5 units)
THEO8314 Theology: Revelation and Grace (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 1 topics
Select 18 units from the topics listedTHEO2110 Old Testament Exegesis: Israel's Response to Exile (4.5 units)
THEO2111 Old Testament Exegesis: Pentateuch (4.5 units)
THEO2216 Pauline Letters (4.5 units)
THEO2217 Romans (4.5 units)
THEO2410 Reformation Church History (4.5 units)
THEO2411 Service as Good News -The Diaconate in History (4.5 units)
THEO2520 Exploring Cross-Cultural Ministry (4.5 units)
THEO2521 Ministry and Mission Studies 1 (4.5 units)
THEO2522 Towards Reconciliation: a theological understanding of the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Australia (4.5 units)
THEO2704 Biblical Greek 1 (4.5 units)
THEO2705 Biblical Hebrew I (4.5 units)
THEO3002 Biblical Hermeneutics: Making Sense of the Bible (4.5 units)
THEO3109 Old Testament Exegesis: The Writings of the Hebrew Bible (4.5 units)
THEO3111 Old Testament Exegesis: Prophets (4.5 units)
THEO3215 Voices of Jewish Christianity (4.5 units)
THEO3216 The Passion of Jesus, Passion of Christians (4.5 units)
THEO3217 Study Tour: Lands of the Bible (4.5 units)
THEO3330 Call of the Infinite: Encountering World Religions (4.5 units)
THEO3331 Christian Ethics: Morality, Ethics and Being a Disciple of Christ (4.5 units)
THEO3332 Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics (4.5 units)
THEO3333 Church and Ministry (4.5 units)
THEO3334 Appreciating God's Presence: Exploring Christian Sacraments (4.5 units)
THEO3335 God the Trinity (4.5 units)
THEO3336 Church, Ministry and Sacraments (4.5 units)
THEO3337 Philosophy and Christian Thought (4.5 units)
THEO3411 Medieval Church History (4.5 units)
THEO3412 Modern Church History (4.5 units)
THEO3511 Ministry and Mission Studies 2 (4.5 units)
THEO3705 Biblical Greek 2 (4.5 units)
THEO3706 Biblical Greek 3 (4.5 units)
THEO3707 Biblical Hebrew 2 (4.5 units)
THEO3708 Biblical Hebrew 3 (4.5 units)
THEO7106 Readings in Old Testament Studies (4.5 units)
THEO7204 Readings in New Testament Studies (4.5 units)
THEO7306 Readings in Systematic Theology (4.5 units)
THEO7307 Readings in Bioethics (4.5 units)
THEO7405 Readings in Church History (4.5 units)
THEO7501 Readings in Ministry Studies (4.5 units)
THEO8003 Guided Study in Theology (4.5 units)
THEO8103 Ecology and the Bible (4.5 units)
THEO8203 Texts, Artifacts and Culture (4.5 units)
THEO8309 Biomedical Ethics (4.5 units)
THEO8310 History, Destiny and Hope: Introducing Christian Eschatology (4.5 units)
THEO8311 Living in Time and Eternity: Eucharist and the Liturgical Year (4.5 units)
THEO8312 Quest for the Spirit: Exploring Theology and the Arts (4.5 units)
THEO8313 Sex, Ethics and Christianity (4.5 units)
Other topics require the permission of the program approver.
Except with the permission of the Faculty Board, the program must be completed within six consecutive semesters. This period will be reduced if credit is granted.