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Courses can be taken on campus at Callaghan and are also offered online. Students can take the entire degree online if they wish, or a blend of both online and face to face offerings. For online students, sufficient broadband is a requirement, as is a computing device that has the capacity for recording audio and video for some course assessment items.
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This program will be rested for 2015, and will not be available to new students.
The Bachelor of Theology(Program Code 11703) is a Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate program.
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.
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.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.
Please note: Students who take out the Diploma in Theology as an exit award from the Bachelor of Theology will not be permitted to re-enrol into the Bachelor of Theology.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to https://intraweb.newcastle.edu.au/catso/pages/credittransferhome.aspx to apply online. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Theology degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Bachelor of Theology (Honours) degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest and prepare for MPhil or PhD research. Please follow this link for further details on the program: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12208.html
The program includes courses which assess reflection upon practices as well as work integrated learning for a range of workplace settings.
The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle expects its ordinands to complete this degree as their formal educational qualifications, concurrently with vocational ministry training.
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.
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.
Students who would like to exit the degree after one year of study may do so with a Diploma in Theology (Exit Only). Please visit the program handbook for further information on this option: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12229.html
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 is an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification.
Choice is one of the great benefits of studying theology in the university. A wide range of courses is on offer in theology and topics include: world religions, contemplative practice, scrolls and scriptures, religion in film, and courses on modern and comparative theology. Liberal arts courses in philosophy, history, classics and social sciences are also popular electives, which can be found in the 'Further Information Section'.
The program is completed over three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time) and requires students to successfully complete courses totalling 240 units comprising: 100 units of Core courses, 90 units of Directed courses, and 50 units of Electives. A maximum of 100 units at 1000 level may be counted towards your degree and at least 40 units at 3000 level must be successfully completed.
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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 already enrolled in the program will have the option to complete the award. 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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