The Difference Between Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study
Undergraduate study is suitable for students who have not studied at university or a tertiary college before, and usually leads to the award of a bachelor degree. At St Andrew’s, undergraduate study can lead to the Diploma of Christian Studies or to the Bachelor of Theology. If you are still in or finishing high school, undergraduate study is for you.
Undergraduate study may have a minimum ATAR entry requirement. Certain high school subjects in the fields of ancient history, studies of religion, and classical and Modern Greek language may provide helpful preparation for theological studies, but are not compulsory for admission. A good command of the English language is essential.
If you’re interested, postgraduate degrees are intended for students wishing to expand on their undergraduate learning, undertake specialised research, gain an advantage in their career, or make a career or vocational change. You can even apply for postgraduate theological studies after completing a bachelor degree in a non-theological field of study at any recognised university. Theological study can form an important complement to teaching and social work qualifications obtainable from various universities, just to name two examples. Postgraduate coursework study leads to the awards of Graduate Certificate in Arts, Graduate Diploma of Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Theology. Thereafter a student can pursue higher research towards a Doctorate (PhD and ThD).
St Andrew's also offers supervision for Sydney College of Divinity higher research awards in selected disciplines. Application and enrolment for higher research awards is made directly through the Office of the Dean of the Sydney College of Divinity:
Office of the Dean, Sydney College of Divinity
Unit 6B, 5 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Postal Address: PO Box 1882, Macquarie Centre NSW 2113
Telephone: +61 2 9889 1969
In addition to information provided by St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, prospective and current students are also advised of the following information relevant to the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD):