The Bachelor of Theology at the University of Newcastle and explore the way faith and religion impact our world today.

Bachelor of Theology

Why study with us?

Study theology at the University of Newcastle and gain a critical insight into the fascinating history and traditions of the church.

Theology: Opening up the World

Religion is a dynamic force in our world. Many of today's most challenging political, social and human rights issues stem from religious strife. Still, interfaith efforts are bringing people together in record numbers to build peace and work for human dignity. This divergence creates meaningful topics for academic study.

At the University of Newcastle, theology is grounded in social harmony and inter-religious dialogue. The Bachelor of Theology facilitates inquiry and research to deepen students' understanding of religious history and traditions and their impact on current societies.

Where can Theology take you? Anywhere you choose to go. Theology confronts us with difficult human questions—about our origin, the existence of God, the meaning of life and our responsibility to one another. University study in Theology requires a keen mind, strong problem solving abilities, clear communication skills, and the ability to form and deliver effective arguments.

Theology is a degree for people who want to make a difference and recognise the critical role of religion in efforts to alleviate poverty and suffering in the world. The program is open to all, irrespective of beliefs or religious or non-religious background. Students engage in critical dialogue about today's multi-religious societies in an atmosphere of open-minded, supportive collegiality.

Flexible and online delivery

The Theology academic team is committed to delivering high-quality teaching and research, and providing flexible learning opportunities for students. All theology courses are offered face to face on campus as well as online to provide options to meet student needs. Program academics have developed a tried and tested online teaching model with engaging video lectures and class discussions through blogs and discussion boards.

Many students in the program are over 25 and highly focused on their studies, which brings a richer, more mature tone to classroom dialogues. Help is available for students returning to school to develop skills such as essay writing and presentations, and program academics are available for student meetings and assistance as needed.

 

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What you will study