Postgraduate Certificate in Theology

Laidlaw College Incorporated

Subject area

Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

The normal requirement for admission into the Postgraduate Certificate in Theology (PGCertTh) programme is a completed three-year undergraduate degree in Theology or Ministry or equivalent qualification, as defined in the
NZQFA, in an appropriate discipline.
Entry into the PGCertTh is conditional upon:
* A grade point average of 7.0 (B) in courses of the qualifying
undergraduate programme at NZQF levels 6 and 7; and
* Approval of the Postgraduate Committee.
Special Admission Requirements
Serious consideration will be given to those that hold qualifications of an equivalent standard. In exceptional circumstances the Postgraduate Committee may allow applicants who do not meet these requirements, or who do not have qualifications of an equivalent standard. Approval will be based on:
* Completion of a 120 credit Graduate Diploma in Theology with a grade point average of 7.0 (B) in courses of the qualifying
programme at NZQF levels 6 and 7;
* Completion of a recognised undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Theology or Ministry and the completion of a bridging
programme of study approved by the Postgraduate Committee with a grade point average of 7.0 (B) in courses of the qualifying
programme at NZQF levels 6 and 7; or
* Approved entry by the Postgraduate Committee in consideration of relevant documented academic ability and background.
English Language Requirements
Applicants must meet both the Academic and English language requirements. The requirement for this programme is:
* IELTS 7.0 with minimum of 7.0 in writing OR
* Pearson's Test of English (Academic) score of 65 or higher OR
* equivalent (see

International applicants to Postgraduate Certificate in Theology should seek NZQA evaluation of their non-NZ (overseas) qualifications prior to applying.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To provide an advanced level theological qualification for those who have already completed a recognised bachelor's level or a Graduate Diploma qualification in Theology.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at this level can earn:


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