The Institute offers a range of courses, including Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master's and PhD degrees, with each course articulating to the next level of study.
For full details of our courses, you can download the pdf Overview of Courses (616 KB) document (copies are also available from the Registrar).
You can also browse the pages within the Courses section of the website, which provide details of each course: learning objectives, admission requirements, duration, course structure and the subjects offered. For each course, the time period given represents the minimum period of full-time study needed. Part-time study is also an option for all courses.
A Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies graduate can articulate into either a Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies program or to a Master of Arts (Theology) program.
A Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies graduate can articulate into a Master of Arts (Theology) program. Students may apply to upgrade the subjects studied with a Level 8 code to the same subject at a Level 9 code. This will require an additional assignment for each subject, as prescribed by the Dean.
Students are advised to consider enrolling for a Master of Arts (Theology) qualification which can be awarded as a Graduate Diploma if the student decides to withdraw after four subjects. This will have the advantage of having already completed level 9 assessment if the student chooses to resume study at some future date.
A Master of Arts (Theology) by research graduate can articulate into a PhD program by submitting the research thesis completed for this course as part of the admission requirements.
A Master of Arts (Theology) by coursework graduate who selects the thesis conversion option (either 12,000 words in place of two elective subjects or 18,000 words and a subject designated for the preparation of a proposal in place of four subjects) may submit this thesis as part of the admission requirements for a PhD program at the Institute.
The following diagram shows the typical study pathways for students of the Institute: