Why study Theology (Honours)
If you perform well during the Bachelor of Theology, you may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree.
Theology (Honours) allows you to further develop in your study of theology and religion as you are guided in developing research in an area of interest and eventually produce a 15,000 word thesis.
The degree is also an excellent foundation for postgraduate study, including the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy research degrees.
Only a small number of universities in Australia offer Theology as a degree in its own right. This places the University of Newcastle in an important position to be able to facilitate religious and inter-religious dialogue in a sophisticated and informed way.
Recent staff appointments demonstrate the University's commitment to delivering the highest quality of teaching and research in Theology and the discipline has developed one of the strongest library collections at the University. A recent national research assessment showed Newcastle to have a profile in Religion and Theology which is 'above world-class' and at the very top tier of such research in Australia.
Graduates in Theology are valued in the workforce for their written and verbal communication skills, their breadth of perspective, their capacity for logical reasoning, their historical and cultural sensitivity, as well as their ability to solve problems creatively and to communicate with people of different beliefs and values. Graduates find employment in a range of sectors including:
- Teaching and education
- Public service administration
- Religious ministry
- Community and welfare
- Media and publishing
- Political advisory work
To apply, download and submit an application form.