Laidlaw College Incorporated

Subject area

Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

The normal requirement for admission into the PGDipTh programme is a completed undergraduate degree, or higher qualification, as defined in the NZQF in an appropriate discipline. The following options are available: * Completed Bachelors qualification in theology or Christian ministry OR * Applicants who hold a recognised Bachelor's level degree in a discipline other than theology may be accepted for study towards the PGDipTh or MTh following successful completion of a bridging programme of theological study such as those provided by Laidlaw or as approved by the Postgraduate Committee. Bridging requirements may be satisfied wholly or partly by credit transfer and/or recognition of prior learning. A grade average of 7.0 or higher in papers of the qualifying undergraduate programme equivalent to NZQA levels 6 and 7 is required. Special Admission Requirements Serious consideration will be given to those that hold qualifications of an equivalent standard.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The primary purpose of this programme is to provide advanced theological training for those who have already completed a recognised Bachelors' level or a Graduate Diploma qualification in theology or ministry. This could include those preparing for a research or academic career, those wanting to be further equipped for their specific vocation (e.g. ministers), those developing theological depth and integration within their own profession, or those who are pursuing further theological study for their own interest.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2021

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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