||Overview of Theology
Theology courses are very spiritual and intellectual studies aimed at those who are interested in becoming pastors or ministers, as well as those who simply want to further understand religious traditions and analyse spiritual issues in an academic level.
Theology colleges offer courses such as the Bachelor of Theology and the Masters of Theology, as well as other certificates and diplomas.
There are many theology courses on offer at theology colleges. There is an undergraduate Bachelor of Theology, which is a three year course focusing on church history, biblical studies and Christian education and preaching. Once you have completed an undergraduate theology course, you can enrol in the postgraduate Masters of Theology, where you will complete a thesis on church history or theology studies over a period of two years.
If you do not wish to complete a full theology course, there are also Associate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates, which are usually one year long and focus on only one aspect of theology education.
Careers in Theology
Studying theology courses can lead into potential careers, such as ministry, in a church, prison or in a community centre, hospital chaplaincy or involvement in missionary services. Many theology students also go on to become lecturers at theology colleges.
Skills needed in Theology
People interested in theology studies are interested in religious tradition and in answering questions of faith and its place in the world. You will usually have strong spiritual values and want to understand the connections between religion and culture.