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BTh Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology introduces you to the broad areas and the coherent study of theology.

Framed by the Wesleyan intellectual thought, the course will assist you to develop skills and knowledge to equip you spiritually and vocationally for life, mission and ministry. The course integrates practical experience, is theologically and biblically rich, and will equip you for your life's work in the Christian church.

You can grow in depth in your area of interest as the degree program is structured to provide you with a systematic and comprehensive study of theology and its related disciplines. Booth College study areas include Pastoral Theology, Biblical Studies, Theology, Christian Life and Ministry, Church History and Mission.

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  • Duration6 Semesters full-time or 18 semesters part-time
  • Structure24 Units total (216 credit points)
  • Fees$1500 per unit
  • Entry RequirementsCompletion of Year 12 with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65, or its equivalent; or Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21; or Articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs
  • English ProficiencyApplicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in all bands of the test. A student can be admitted provisionally into the BTh when they have an IELTS result of 6.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in all bands of the test.

The Bachelor of Theology is an AQF Level 7 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) 
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance
- available to overseas students
- available online 

Booth College offers a trimester system dividing the academic year into three ten-week terms. The semester dates in 2017 are
Semester 1: Week 1 starts 6 February, week 10 ends 14 April 
Semester 2: Week 1 starts 15 May, week 10 ends 28 July (mid semester one-week break starts 3 July) 
Semester 3: Week 1 starts 28 August, week 10 ends 3 November

The Salvation Army personnel may be eligible for finanacial assistance through the Course Assistance Board (CAB). Interested applicants should submit a signed CAB Form to All submitted CAB forms must be signed by the line manager/division to demonstrate the support of the applicant's department/corps/division. 

Application for the Bachelor of Theology is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 02 9502 0469 and by email at

For Sydney College of Divinity award regulations for students who started between 2008 and 2013, click here.

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Semester 1

  • B7120 Introduction to Old Testament

  • B7254 Synoptic Gospels

  • H7100 Introduction to the Study of Christian History

  • L7320 Preaching and Context

  • M7100 Introduction to Mission

  • P7261 Principles of Pastoral Leadership

  • T7287 Wesleyan Theology

  • T7386 Reformation Theology

Semester 2

  • A7101 Critical Thinking and Writing

  • B7368 Johannine Literature

  • L7100 Introduction to Christian Worship

  • L7220 Introduction to Preaching

  • M7109Isl Introduction to Islam

  • M7295 Studies in Social Ministry

  • M7372 Mission and Justice

  • P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology & Ministry

  • P7272 Pastoral Ministry in Context

  • T7337 Christian Anthropology and Grace

Semester 3

  • B7130 Introduction to New Testament

  • B7214 Pentateuch

  • M7285 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Mission

  • P7210 Children's Ministry

  • P7282 Supervised Ministry 1 (Church)

  • T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines

  • T7231 The Person and Work of Christ

  • T7338 Doctrine of Sanctification

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology may exit with a Diploma of Christian Studies or Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice provided they have met the requirements of the award. The Diploma of Christian Studies (1 year full time) and Associate Degree of Christian Thought & Practice (2 years full time) are nested within the Bachelor of Theology program.

The Bachelor of Theology articulates directly to the Bachelor of Theology (Honors) and Master of Theology.

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