Carey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology provides an advanced theological qualification for those who are committed to career-long education.
The Postgraduate Diploma aims to support professional development for pastors, including senior pastors, and other Christian ministry and missional practitioners who have high levels of curriculum knowledge, research skills, and leadership capacity.
In addition the academic programme aims to equip students interested in advancing academic scholarship and research in the field of applied theology. It is therefore also intended as a pathway for those interested in continuing on to doctoral studies, particularly through one of the established pathways Carey has with Auckland University of Technology, Otago University, or other tertiary institutions.
The programme of study for each student will be designed, as much as possible, to meet the individual needs and interests the students.
Each programme will total 120 credits and must include four courses from those on offer at Level 8; including MA801 Research Methods in Applied Theology.
Our courses in 2021 include:
MA804 Intercultural Bible Reading– Dr George Wieland
MA826 Kingdom Economics – Dr Michael Rhodes & Dr Sarah Harris
MA827 Theology, Race and Church – Dr Christa McKirland & Andrew Picard
MA828 Discipleship and Gospel Transformation – Dr Mick Duncan
MA821 Research Essay guided research option
Upon completion graduates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
An applicant will normally have completed one of the following:
An applicant who does not meet these requirements but who has completed a recognised undergraduate degree in a discipline other than theology or Christian ministry may be admitted as a candidate following successful completion of a bridging programme of study as determined by the Academic Director.
This programme is open to full-time and part-time New Zealand students and full-time International students.
International student admission requirements, including English language requirements, can be found here.
See our full Fees Schedule for costs
View our 2021 Timetable
Note: The Schedule of courses in the Academic Regulations and Calendar indicates the planned cycle of what courses will be offered in which years.
However, please note that due to timetabling constraints and lecturer availability some courses may not be offered as planned.
Course selection and advice is provided via the Academic Registrar to ensure that your programme of study meets the requirements of the qualification you are enrolled in.
Go deeper with your knowledge of God’s word
I regard Carey as a well of biblical and theological insight to draw from. Doing Postgraduate study at Carey provides opportunities to delve so much deeper into matters of faith than I could go alone