At Carey we pray that our graduates will be leaders, thinkers, and risk-takers; people who are innovative, globally aware, outward looking, and very God-dependent.

Applied Theology

Carey is the only tertiary education organisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand delivering degree level study in applied theology. Carey’s faculty regularly engage at the forefront of ongoing international discussion and debate around the discipline of applied theology and its parameters, including its role in social cohesion.

Carey’s core academic programmes are at Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree levels, with earlier exit points built in. The qualifications recognise the social, work (employment), and societal contexts from which students come as an integral part of the learning conversation that develops during their studies.

The intended outcome of a student’s study is transformation – for the student and their leadership practice, as well as for the contexts in which they operate.

2021 Dates & Timetable

All you need to know about key academic dates and course Timetable information.

It includes 2021 Dates and the 2021 Timetable (provisional).


Fees & Scholarships

All you need to know about what it costs to study at Carey and Scholarships that are available.

Study Subjects Available

Information and course overviews to help you decide what to study. Learn more about our:

Biblical Studies courses

Theology courses

Church History and Christian Thought courses

Mission, Ministry and Formation courses

Reflective Field Education courses

Postgraduate courses

Undergraduate Study

Tohu Paetahi

Carey offers certificates, diplomas and degree level programmes ideal for those looking to prepare for practical Christian ministry and mission.

Postgraduate Study


The Carey Graduate School delivers Postgraduate qualifications. The aim of the School is the creation of thinking practitioners, scholars and leaders who will stimulate and resource new knowledge and fresh and critical thinking.

Training Tracks

Carey specialises in training leaders for ministry and mission through our Pastoral Leadership training, Youth Pastoral Leadership training, Nga Pou Amorangi (Māori Leadership) and Mission Track programmes.

Specialist Programmes

A range of specialist programmes for you to tailor your courses specifically for a certain area of interest or ministry that include:

children and family, pastoral care, Intermission, ethnic ministry and internship programmes.


Support, Advice and Complaints

Information on support staff available to help, where to go for advice and Carey’s Student Complaints and Appeals Policy & Procedure

Student Online Hub

A helpful section for everything you need to know about starting your study journey at Carey and useful information for current students. 

The section includes continuing enrolment, withdrawal or change of course forms, Handbooks and other information.

You may be eligible to study for free for one year 

Alumni Stories

Charlie Tuhua

Studying at Carey has been an exciting, challenging and transformative journey. Exciting because the courses offered are refreshing and stimulating, but at the same time very challenging.

As a disciple of Christ, my learning experience in both the Bachelor of Applied Theology and Diploma of Pastoral Leadership has equipped me to serve in my home, ministry and community more effectively