Bachelor of Theology (Honours)

Laidlaw College Incorporated

Subject area

Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

The normal requirement for admission into the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) programme is a completed three-year undergraduate degree in Theology or Ministry or equivalent qualification, as defined in the NZQF, in an appropriate discipline. Entry into the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) is conditional upon:
* A grade point average of 7.0 (B) in courses of the qualifying undergraduate programme at NZQA 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, to be granted provisional candidature into the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) to be confirmed after the first semester of study. Each application will, however, be considered in light of the applicant's overall background and ability to benefit from the programme. The onus is on the student to provide details of all qualifications
and experience relevant to the application procedure.

English language requirements:
* 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
A waiver for the English language test may be granted:
* For those applicants who have an undergraduate or higher
qualification gained from; New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the
Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United
States of America.
* For those who have studied in NZ for a minimum of two years at secondary school and gained either a) eight, level 2 NCEA University Entrance literacy credits (4 credits in reading and 4 credits in writing) gained prior to 2014 or b) ten, level 2 NCEA University Entrance Literacy credits (5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing).
* For long-term residents (10+ years) in New Zealand, or another English-speaking country, who are able to demonstrate English
language competency appropriate to the desired level of study.
Competency must be documented.
International applicants to Bachelor of Theology (Hons) 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 recognise distinguished study at undergraduate level (level 7) and extends that into study and research at level 8.

What graduates earn

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


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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