Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

Carey Baptist College

Subject area

Religious Studies


33 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of the Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Theology is to create thinking practitioners, scholars and leaders who will stimulate and resource new knowledge, fresh and critical thinking, and the development of effective praxis in Christian mission and leadership in New Zealand and beyond through:
* providing rigorous and critical engagement with both contemporary theological scholarship and its application within leadership practice
* developing critical and evaluative skills particularly suited to the needs of thinking practitioners and leaders
* providing ongoing leadership development for pastors and other Christian ministry practitioners who have high levels of curriculum knowledge, research skills, and leadership capacity
* contributing to the ongoing wider body of research within both the discipline of applied theology and its associated disciplines

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

In order to be admitted as a candidate to the Master of Applied Theology or Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology, an applicant will normally have completed one of the following: a recognised undergraduate degree in theology or Christian ministry with a grade point average of B in courses of the undergraduate programme at levels 6 and 7 (or equivalent). a professional or other qualification which, in the judgment of the Dean of Studies, can be recognised as equivalent to a bachelor s degree in theology or Christian ministry. 1.2 An applicant who does not meet the requirements of 1.1 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 Dean of Studies. 1.3 In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Studies may grant provisional admission to an applicant who does not meet any of the requirements in 1.1 or 1.2. Candidature will be confirmed on the subsequent satisfactory completion of two courses.

Detailed requirements

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33 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,573 $7,573
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,088 $8,088
Total $15,661 $15,661

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $38,837
Earnings range $26,135 - $49,479
In employment 51%
In further study 39%
On a benefit 3%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 773 776
Phone: (021) 303432
Fax: (021) 303432

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