Bachelor of Theology

Laidlaw College Incorporated

Subject area

Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

University Entrance is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand University. To qualify an applicant will need:

NCEA Level 3
Three subjects at Level 3, made up of:
- 14 credits each, in three approved subjects

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
- 5 credits in reading
- 5 credits in writing

Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
- Achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
- Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required)

IELTS (academic) 6.5 (with minimum of 6.0 in writing, reading, speaking, listening).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Designed 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. It is also strongly recommended for those seeking theological grounding for higher academic qualifications in biblical and theological studies.

What graduates earn

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


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships Annual Student Scholarship

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$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

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Freemasons New Zealand - National Office



$6,000 - one per Division.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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