Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

Carey Baptist College

Subject area

Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

In order to gain admission all applicants must have completed one of the following:
* A recognised Undergraduate degree in Theology or Christian Ministry with a grade point average of B in courses at Level 6 and 7, or equivalent.
* A professional or other qualification which, in the judgement of the Academic Director, can be recognised as equivalent to an Undergraduate degree in Theology or Christian Ministry.
Applicants who do not meet the normal admission requirements but who have completed a recognised Undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Theology of Christian Ministry may be granted admission following the successful completion of a bridging programme of study as determined by the Academic Director

Degree in theology or Christian ministry

Bachelors degree in a discipline other than theology but may be required to undertake a bridging programme

In exceptional circumstance it may be at the discretion of the Dean

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

What graduates earn

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Contact details

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Phone: (021) 303432
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