The Bachelor of Applied Theology (NZQA Accredited) equips people with a solid theological education at a foundational level and provides students with the understanding and skills for an in-depth application of their faith in order that they may become effective in their leadership and participation in a wide range of Christian mission work and ministry settings.
The programme combines two core strands of Christian training; Bible and Theology (including Church History), and Mission and Ministry (including Formation and Fieldwork). The goal is to meet the challenge of balancing classroom based study, spirituality and hands-on experience.
Study will also include field education.
The programme of study is equivalent to three years full-time (360 credits, with a minimum of 75 credits at level 7) comprising of;
at least 150 credits from courses in Bible and Theology,
with at least 30 credits in Bible at level 6 or 7 and at least 15 credits in Theology at level 6 or 7;
And at least 120 credits from courses in Mission, Formation & Ministry;
For more information on each course view the Academic Course Descriptions 2019.
For a full list of courses view our Academic Schedule of Courses 2019.
Upon completion graduates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Theology is open to full-time and part-time New Zealand students and full-time International students.
In order to gain admission all applicants must have achieved one of the following:
For Special Admission and full information please see the Academic Regulations and Calendar 2019.
International student admission requirements, including English language requirements, can be found here.
Transfer from other Programmes
Students who have completed courses at other institutions may be eligible for cross-credits or recognition of current competency.
See our full Fees Schedule for costs
View our 2019 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.
Being at Carey has shown me the diversity of the church and people of God through the different traditions and expressions the students and lecturers bring and teach. This has helped to both refine some of my convictions but also open my eyes and heart to new ways to know and engage with God