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BThHons Bachelor of Theology (Honours)

The Bachelor of Theology (Honours) qualifies candidates who apply a body of theological knowledge in a specific context to undertake professional work and as pathway for research and further learning in one or more theologically-related disciplines.

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  • Duration2 Semesters full-time or 6 semesters part-time
  • Structure72 credit points, comprising 36 credit points in coursework and a thesis for 36 credit points
  • Fees$1500 per unit
  • Entry RequirementsApplicants are required to hold a BTh from the Sydney College of Divinity completed within the previous five years, with a grade point average of 2.7 in the coursework and 3.0 in the area of specialisation; or hold a qualification from another university or tertiary institution that the Booth College Academic Board considers equivalent to the requirements above.
  • English ProficiencyApplicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction will normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.

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

A candidate for a Bachelor of Theology (Honours) shall be designated as full-time or part-time. A student is designated as a full-time if enrolled in three units (27 credit points) or more in a semester or part-time if enrolled in less than three units (27 credit points) per semester.

As part of the entry requirements applicants will be required to show evidence of competence in appropriate ancient and/or modern languages in order to access primary sources and significant secondary works relevant to their thesis topic. Language requirements will be determined at the time of application in consultation with the proposed supervisor.

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 (Honours) is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 02 9502 0469 and by email at

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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 may articulate to the DMin, the ThD, and the PhD provided they meet the entry requirements. Students who complete the BTh (Honours) with First Class Honours are able to apply directly into a doctoral research program.

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