36 months

Starting Date

February, July, November

Tuition Fee

AUD $21,680 per year 


Online & Canberra, Australia



About the program

Our Theology degree at Charles Sturt University fosters the search for meaning and spiritual depth in the context of cultural and religious pluralism in contemporary Australia. Connect history with emerging practice, learn about the ways in which God speaks, explore ways the Church has spoken about God, reflect carefully on your own speech about God, and combine theory with practice in communicating God’s care for the world in your own contexts.

You’ll be introduced to four main sub-disciplines of theology: Biblical studies, church history, systematic and practical theology subjects. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose elective subjects within these disciplines to tailor your studies to meet your interests.

To enable you to pursue ordination or other forms of ministry, the course is offered in conjunction with St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra, the United Theological College in Sydney, St Francis’ Theological College in Brisbane, St Barnabas’ College in Adelaide and Ming Hua Theological College, Hong Kong. Study support is readily available throughout your exploration of theology.

You can choose to study solely theology subjects or integrate your study with another area of interest to explore your faith and beliefs as well as those of other traditions. Choosing subjects that are vocationally oriented, ecumenically sensitive and integrated with practical experience will help you pursue ordination or professional ministry.

Career opportunities

  • This theology degree can lead to ordained ministry in either the Anglican or Uniting Church, or chaplaincy in a variety of institutional settings, such as schools, military, prisons, police, ambulance, hospital, trade and industry.
  • Work in the social welfare arms of charities and the church, including overseas development aid, communication functions and pastoral care.
  • The generalist skills and specialist vocational training provided by this course are also transferable to many other fields where you work closely with individuals and communities, including education and counselling.

Courses Included

  • New Testament Greek
  • Old Testament Studies
  • Being the Church
  • Christian Worship
  • Early Church History
  • The European Reformations
  • Jesus the Christ
  • Christian Ministry
  • Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
  • New Religious Movements and Alternative Spiritualities
  • Interfaith Dialogue

Interested? Get started today!