Study 2024 the Theology Programme at the University of Otago

The Theology Programme at the University of Otago offers many opportunities for the study of Christian Theology, both on-campus and to many students across New Zealand through our successful distance study programme. We are committed to serving Christian communities throughout New Zealand. Enrolments for Semester 1, 2024 are now open. For details of courses go to:

  • The subjects on offer include Old Testament and New Testament Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Māori Theology, Ethics, Practical Theology and Ministry (including Chaplaincy Studies), and Biblical languages (Hebrew and New Testament Greek). The Theology Programme also has a Centre for Theology and Public Issues, offering papers with a strong social justice focus on contemporary issues.
  • You can study towards a qualification, or you can take a single paper (or more) for interest, or as part of another degree. (Most University of Otago students can include up to 5 Theology papers in their degree.)
  • We offer many qualification options: Diploma in Theology; Bachelor of Theology; Postgraduate degrees in Theology, Ministry, Chaplaincy, and Faith-Based Leadership and Management; MTheol; and PhD. If you've already got another degree, we offer a Diploma for Graduates, which is 7 papers, 4 at 300-level. (This is the equivalent of one full year’s study of Theology, but can be split up across several years.)

Details of papers on offer in 2024

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Further information:
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