Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology

NZQF Level: 7
NZQF Credits: 120
Duration: 1 Year (full-time)
Intakes: February & July
Study Options: On-site, distance, full-time, part-time, block courses

Programme Summary

Carey’s Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology is ideal for those who have already proven themselves in tertiary study and who either wish to grow in the depth of their Christian faith and understanding or desire an initial theological education. 

In addition the Graduate Diploma provides a pathway for further study in the Carey Graduate School 

If you enjoy a challenge, this programme will enhance your theological and biblical understanding.

Programme Outline

The programme of study is equivalent to one year full-time completed within three years, and each programme will total 120 credits comprising of:

either MB531 Introduction to the Old Testament or MB532 Introduction to the New Testament,

MB521 Thinking Theologically,

And 90 credits of elective courses with a minimum of 75 credits at level 7 or above.

For more information on each course view the Academic Course Descriptions 2018

For a full list of courses view our Academic Schedule of Courses 2018

Programme Objectives

Upon completion graduates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Use the core tools of theology to critique other disciplines and their own experience.
  • Critically examine current practice, applying learning to new situations.
  • Handle documents of Christian faith with discernment and scholarship.
  • Have developed self-awareness in relation to their own spiritual journey.
  • Listen to others’ views, and have a world perspective.
  • Integrate learning in determining personal action.

Entry Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Theology is restricted to applicants who have completed a recognised undergraduate degree, or who can demonstrate appropriate professional experience or other experience which can be recognised as equivalent. The Diploma can be studied full-time or part-time for New Zealand students or full-time for International students.

For full information please see the Academic Regulations and Calendar 2018.

Bridging Graduate Diploma

A student with a non theological undergraduate degree who is seeking admission to postgraduate theological study may be required to enrol in the Graduate Diploma programme as a bridge to postgraduate study. In this case the student will be prescribed an individual programme of study in relevant subject areas and levels to ensure a firm foundation in Biblical and Theological studies.

What is the cost?

See our full Fees Schedule for costs

When are courses taught?

View our 2018 Academic Timetable

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Alumni Stories

Santhosh George

Studying theology at Carey has allowed me to explore my faith, learn about God, about people and about myself. Theology is so crucial. It gives you the God-awareness and self-awareness to invest your life in an area that is meaningful and satisfying for you. Otherwise you may find yourself climbing the wrong ladder.