Bachelor of Theology (Honours)

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Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

12208

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

This program will be taught face to face on campus.

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Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Theology degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their theological knowledge and for students interested in progressing to postgraduate research award.

A theology program offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of religious traditions and the impact that they have had, and continue to have, on the world in which we live today. The program focuses on the development of theological beliefs and practices across different religions, with special emphasis on Christianity and western civilisation. Theology is a liberal arts program and is open to all, irrespective of beliefs or religious or non-religious background. It provides a vital space for critical dialogue in today's multi- religious societies.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Typically, students will have completed a Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Arts in a cognate discipline such as the Philosophy and Religion Major, with normally at least a credit grade average (5.0) based on all studies undertaken in the program and any additional work which may be prescribed by the Faculty Board. On completion of the relevant Bachelors degree, application is made directly to the University using the Direct Admission Application form available from the web, to be submitted to the relevant program officer. Please visit the following URL for the appropriate forms: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/student-forms/#admission

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Theology or cognate discipline such as the Bachelor of Arts Philosophy and Religion Major


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Bachelor of Theology


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No credit permitted for Honours.


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There are 3 classes of Honours available and they are awarded based on merit:

  • Class I: mark of 85% or over in the 80 honours units and the minimum of 75 from each examiner for the dissertation/project;
  • Class II Division 1: mark of 75% - 84% in 80 honours units and an average mark of over 65% for the dissertation/project;
  • Class II Division 2: mark of 65% - 74% in 80 honours units;
  • Class III: mark of 50% - 64% in 80 honours units;
  • Fail: mark less than 50%

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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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The Bachelor of Theology (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours qualification.

Full-time enrolment (80 units per year) will enable program completion in one year. Typical full time enrolment is as follows:

Semester One

RELT4010 Religion and Theology Honours I: Methods and Theory

RELT4030 Religion and Theology Honours III: Thesis Preparation and Literature Review

Semester Two

RELT4020 Religion and Theology Honours II: Directed Reading

RELT4040 Religion and Theology Honours IV: Final Thesis Submission.

Students may also complete the program over two years of part-time study. Part-time students should seek advice from the Program Convenor when enrolling to ensure the correct sequencing of course selection.


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As programs are regularly reviewed and updated some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students who have successfully completed courses that have been removed from the program will still be able to count them towards their award. Any student who has completed a course that has directly been replaced by a newly coded course will not be eligible to undertake the new course. Students should consult with the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information regarding transition arrangements.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
RELT4010Religion and Theology Honours I: Methods and TheorySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
RELT4020Religion and Theology Honours II: Directed StudySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
RELT4030Religion and Theology Honours III: Research Thesis Preparations and Literature ReviewSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
RELT4040Religion and Theology Honours IV: Final Thesis SubmissionSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units