Like the Bachelor of Theology, the Bachelor of Ministry comprises 24 units of study (96 credit points). It is weighted more toward practical ministry units than the Bachelor of Theology.
The core units comprise:
- Old Testament Introduction—8 cps, OT301, OT302
- New Testament Introduction—8 cps, NT301, NT302
- Church History—8 cps
- Theology—12 cps
- Biblical Exegesis – 12 cps (with a minimum of 4 cps from Old Testament and New Testament each)
In addition, students must complete:
- 24 cps in Ministry and Practice (PC / EM / DM), with a minimum of 4 cps from at least each of two fields
- 24 cps in Elective units (Maximum 12 cps of Type B Electives)
Advanced (400) level units may be taken only when the pre-requisite units have been completed or co-requisite units are taken concurrently. Individual unit syllabi should be consulted for further information.
No more than 40 cps of foundational level (300 level) units can be counted in a student’s course of study. Language units (LA0**) are excluded from this requirement.
- Students may not enrol in more than 20 cps per semester,
- Greek or Hebrew exegesis units require the completion of 8 cp of Hebrew or Greek language units,
- Advanced (400) level units may be taken only when the pre-requisite units have been completed or co-requisite units are taken concurrently.
Course design can be complicated and should be undertaken in consultation with the RTC registrar.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology
modes of study
Each semester the RTC will offer a range of units that are taught on campus, online, or through a combination of both. Bachelor of Ministry students may complete the requirements for their award through any combination of these.
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The Bachelor of Ministry degree is open as a first degree to persons who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of no less than 65 or its local or overseas equivalent. Consideration will be given to other factors such as practical experience, maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the course.
Except for those candidates who have a tertiary qualification taught in English or have been an Australian resident with English being the language spoken at home for ten or more years, international candidates whose first language is not English will be required to sit an IELTS test. For candidates wishing to enrol in the BMin degree, an overall IELTS result of 6.5 is required with a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest.
Provisional mature age entry is available for candidates aged 21 or over.
Fees and fee assistance
A schedule of fees can be found here.