Bachelor of Theology
Three years full time (24 units - 216 credit points)
The Bachelor of Theology degree is a primary qualification in theology and is the basis for further study at postgraduate level. It is a broad course combining both theological and practical studies. All relevant components and course units of the Bachelor of Theology are normally completed over three years.
At present, the Bachelor of Theology serves as the principal means of training men for ordination or active ministry within the Church and, as such, admission to this program is limited to male applicants aspiring to this end. After satisfying the requirements of the Bachelor of Theology, students may be eligible to complete the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) program or to complete a postgraduate course of study determined by Faculty.
At all times, applicants are advised that completion of their studies does not constitute a guarantee of ordination in the Orthodox Church. Among other things, applicants considering ordination should keep in mind that the years of education and training at St Andrew's serve as a period of discernment, and that ordination itself is regulated by the canon law of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Application of the relevant canons as well as the establishment and application of any other requirements relating to ordination lies exclusively with the competent ecclesiastical authority. Applicants who have questions concerning their eligibility for ordination should consult with their appropriate ecclesiastical authority. They may also seek further information from the Registrar.
Although part-time study is available, priority is given to prospective full-time students during the admissions process.
All prospective students are advised to consult the complete 2014 Handbook for full details.