Bachelor of Theology

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The Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in biblical studies, theological knowledge and reflection. It provides an in-depth engagement with Scripture, Christian thought and history and equips students with the skills they need for pastoral and missional leadership, as well as other ministries. It is also strongly recommended for those seeking theological grounding for higher academic qualifications in biblical and theological studies.

Students can study towards the BTheol on campus in Henderson and Christchurch or by Distance Learning. A selection of BTheol courses are available on-site at the Manukau campus; check the timetable. This programme also allows for a range of flexible learning options, including a combination of on campus and Distance Learning courses, as well as part-time study.

Click here for information about admissions requirements for the BTheol.


Programme Summary

LEVEL 7, 360 credits
DURATION Full-time for three years, part-time options available
STARTS February & July
PLACES Open
CAMPUS Henderson, Christchurch, Distance Learning, some courses available at Manukau
TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study) $6,084 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)


Career Opportunities

  • Church/ Pastoral leadership
  • Associate Pastor
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church-based ministries
  • Intercultural ministries or missions
  • Mission support work
  • Ministry with service agencies
  • Religious education instruction
  • Youth work

Objectives

This programme aims to equip students to live intelligently and faithfully in the light of the Gospel in the twenty-first century. As well as learning to think, research, analyse and evaluate, students’ lives will be shaped and formed through their engagement with Scripture and theology. They will be instructed in how to read and interpret the biblical story in all its richness and diversity, making use of the skills and methods of theological research. They will also work with a wide range of Christian writings, gaining an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts in which God’s people have wrestled with issues of life in generations prior to ours. Students will also be helped to evaluate and apply the Gospel to contemporary issues in the light of their reading of God’s word.

They will be assisted in addressing philosophical and methodological questions around Scripture, theology and the history of Christian thought and life both in other times and places and in the era of which they are part.


Programme Requirements

BTheol Programme Requirements


Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

For Henderson and Manukau:
Sue Davidson: [email protected] or 09 837 9769

For Christchurch:
Gill Pawson: [email protected] or 03 354 4270


SEMESTER TWO 2019

SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER TWO NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 15 JULY 2019
SEMESTER TWO BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ORIENTATION ALL CAMPUSES 22 JULY - 26 JULY 2019
INTENSIVES WEEK 19 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 SEPTEMBER 2019
MID-TERM BREAK 30 SEPTEMBER - 11 OCTOBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 OCTOBER 2019
LABOUR DAY 28 OCTOBER 2019
DECEMBER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 OCTOBER 2019
SEMESTER ONE 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 8 NOVEMBER 2019
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 15 NOVEMBER 2019
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 22 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 STARTS 25 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 ENDS 21 FEBRUARY 2020

SEMESTER ONE 2020

S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 November 2019
S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 November 2019
DOMESTIC S1 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 January 2020
COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24 January 2020
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY 27 January 2020
BTEACH YEAR THREE BEGINS 28 January 2020
THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 January 2020
WAITANGI DAY 6 February 2020
S1 2020 LATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 February 2020
NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY S1 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 February 2020
SEMESTER ONE BEGINS 24 February 2020
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 24 February 2020
ORIENTATION WEEK ALL CAMPUSES 24-28 February 2020
APRIL GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 February 2020
S2 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 28 February 2020
COURSE ADD/DELETE END DATE 6 March 2020
PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL END DATE 13 March 2020
SEMESTER 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 March 2020
INTENSIVES WEEK 23-27 March 2020
BTEACH CAMP 26-27 March 2020
AUCKLAND GRADUATION CEREMONY 4 April 2020
GOOD FRIDAY 10 April 2020
EASTER MONDAY 13 April 2020
MID TERM BREAK 10-27 April 2020
ANZAC DAY OBSERVED 27 April 2020
S2 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 May 2020
RETURNING STUDENTS S2 COURSE SELECTIONS OPEN 18 May 2020
S2 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 May 2020
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 01 June 2020
S1 COURSE EVALUATIONS OPEN 08 June 2020
S2 COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19 June 2020
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 26 June 2020
S2 THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26 June 2020
S1 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 24 July 2020
MID-YEAR BREAK 29 June - 17 July