Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Full-time: 3 years | First year available part-time

CRICOS Code: 041656J   AQF Level: 7

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The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is designed for men and women who choose to graduate after three years of study.

It is fully nested within the Bachelor of Divinity (BD) and consists of all units of the first three years of the BD. The first year only is available part-time. You can take the BTh specialising in Youth Ministry with youth ministry electives in Years 1 and 3.

A current Working With Children Check is required of all Moore College students.


Where this degree might take you

Jobs you might have with the BTh are varied. Some of these include:

  • university student work
  • missionary work
  • various types of church work including youth or children’s worker
  • chaplaincy in schools or hospitals
  • church planting.

Some graduates may return to the workforce as better equipped Christians and contribute in a lay capacity in their church.

BTh graduates may proceed to the fourth year of the College’s BD or may be eligible for the College’s Master of Arts in Theology (coursework). Either path may lead to higher research degrees.

Course Structure

Year Biblical Studies Christian Thought Christian Ministry
1 BS106/107 Hebrew 1A/1B (electives)
BS102/103 Greek 1A/1B
BS111 Old Testament 1
BS121 New Testament 1
BS141 Biblical Theology
CT100 Doctrine 1
CT120 Church History 1
CM102 Ministry & Mission 1
CM153 Cross-Cultural Christian Communication (elective)
CM162 Understanding Buddhism
& Islam (elective)
2 BS200 Hebrew 2 (elective)
BS201 Greek 2
BS211/212 Old Testament 2
BS221New Testament 2
CT200 Doctrine 2
CT211 Philosophy 2
CT220 Church History 2
CM202 Ministry & Mission 2
CM235 Intentional Ministry Reflection A (elective)
3 BS300 Hebrew 3 (elective)
BS311/312 Old Testament 3
BS321 New Testament 3
CT300 Doctrine 3
CT311 Philosophy 3
CT330 Church History 3
CM302 Ministry & Mission 3
CM335 Intentional Ministry Reflection B (elective)
CM341 Youth ministry 3 (elective)

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in any field from an Australian university or equivalent.
  • Enquiries are welcome from Australian residents without a university degree as mature age students may qualify by an entrance exam.
  • For those without a university degree in English, a certified copy of an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in all categories of the academic test. TOEFL scores are also accepted. For more information on IELTS tests please visit
  • Course credit may be available and is assessed in terms of the Academic Credit Policy on the Moore Policy Library website and the Australian Qualifications Framework, Qualifications Pathways Policy.

Admission Process

Student Profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new BTh students at Moore College. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study in 2017.


Applicant background

Number of students

Percentage of all new students

A. Past higher education study



B. Past vocational education and training study



C. Recent secondary education



D. Life experience (mature age provisions)



International students



All students



For issues of privacy the following notes apply.

Notes:  L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation.


Further Information

Further information is available in the Undergraduate section of our study site.

Courses you might be interested in

Bachelor of Divinity (BD)

Full-time: 4 years  | First year available part-time

Diploma of Biblical Theology (DipBT)

Full-time: 1 year  | Online | Part-time study available

Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry

Full-time: 1 year  | Part-time study available

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