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Bachelor of Theology

Laidlaw College Incorporated

Subject area

Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

General Admission Requirements
* NCEA Level 3
* Three subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each in three approved
subjects (unless University Entrance was gained in 2020 when only 12
credits each in three approved subjects applies)
* Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
o 5 credits in reading
o 5 credits in writing
* Numeracy: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
o Achievement standards: specified achievement
standards available through a range of subjects, or
o Unit standards: package of three numeracy unit
standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required).
NCEA Equivalence can include:
* University Entrance, A or B Bursary
* Overseas equivalent qualifications, including IB and CIE, or HSC
* Other NZQA level 3 certificates in relevant disciplines to Laidlaw
* Other NZQA level 4 certificate in a different discipline.
* The following may be accepted as equivalent at our discretion and the
applicant may need to sit assessment for entry:
o Reference/support/documentation from employer
o Evidence of level of academic achievement or a
portfolio of work for home-schooled students
English Language Requirements
* IELTS: 6.0 or higher with minimum 6.0 in all bands
* Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To provide students with a solid foundation in biblical studies, theological
knowledge and reflection. It provides an in-depth engagement with Scripture,
Christian thought and history, and equips students with the skills they need for
pastoral and missional leadership, as well as other ministries.

What graduates earn

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


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$1,000 each.

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Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$500 each

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (09) 836 7800
Phone: (09) 836 7800
Fax: (09) 836 7801

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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