Doctor of Theology


Updates to Courses

Please note that the Australian College of Theology (ACT) has completed a curriculum redesign for 2020 courses. As a result, the courses, course structures, coding system and credit point values have changed. These changes are reflected in the details below. For an overview of the changes please view the details on the ACT website at: https://www.actheology.edu.au/our-courses/. For any questions related to ACT courses, please contact our Academic Registrar.

The Doctor of Theology is the perfect award for graduates who are already engaged in the ministerial profession and aspiring to be teachers in universities and theological college in Australia and overseas. Providing the opportunity to pursue research in the areas of Biblical, Systematic and Practical theology, this award will equip you as a researcher and provide a qualification recognised by theological and Bible colleges as well as universities.

Rationale
From its inauguration the Doctor of Theology (ThD) has been used as the ACT’s premier research degree for graduates who are already engaged in the ministerial profession as aspiring teachers in universities and theological colleges in Australia and overseas. The degree is designed to equip men and women as beginning researchers in the traditional fields of theology and provide a qualification recognised by theological and Bible colleges as well as universities for those who teach in these fields.


Course Abbreviation THD20
AQF Level Level 10 Doctorate
Course Length 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (up to 6 years)
Award Requirements 288 credit point 80,000-100,000 word thesis
Admission Requirements See ACT website for full list of admission requirements.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information about this course, view the complete course outline on the ACT website or contact our friendly Academic Registrar.