Part Time Study

Part Time Study

In a world of options, we believe that full-time theological study is still the best option. Full-time study involves laying aside other responsibilities for a time to concentrate on growing in the knowledge of God and preparing to love and serve his people.

However, we understand that for some people the circumstances of life are not conducive to full-time study and so Moore College offers a range of part-time study options at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Part-time study is only available for domestic students.

Part Time Schedule

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Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry

Full-time: 1 year  | Part-time study available
Cricos Code: 094331C   AQF Level: 7

The Advanced Diploma gives students an opportunity to choose between three strands of specialisation.  The existing focus on mission and on lay ministry have been retained, but students can now also choose to specialise in women’s ministry.

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Diploma of Biblical Theology (DipBT)

Full-time: 1 year  | Online | Part-time study available
Cricos Code: 00682B   AQF Level: 5

The Diploma of Biblical Theology (DipBT) is designed to provide lay theological training for the many lay people with ministry responsibilities. The Diploma of Biblical Theology comprises eight units of study. There are three core units – Biblical Theology, Gospel of Mark and Church History. The remaining five units are electives. Students can choose elective units such as The Letters of Paul, The Cross of Christ, Components of Discipleship, Engaging With Islam and Preaching and Teaching the Bible. You can choose electives to meet your ministry needs.

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Bachelor of Divinity (BD)

Full-time: 4 years  | First year available part-time
Cricos Code: 013598B   AQF Level: 8

The Bachelor of Divinity (BD) is our central award. It is a four-year degree designed for men and women who desire a biblical and theological foundation for full-time Christian ministry. The first year only is available part-time. The first three years of the BD are the same as the Bachelor of Theology (BTh). The fourth year of study draws together the knowledge and skills learnt in the first three years. In Year 4 you can also choose from a range of enriching specialist electives.

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

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Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Full-time: 3 years  | First year available part-time
Cricos Code: 041656J   AQF Level: 7

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.

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Master of Theology (MTh)

Full-time: 2 Years  | Part-time: 3 – 6 years
Cricos Code: 041658G   AQF Level: 9

The Master of Theology (MTh) is a postgraduate research award and is aimed at specifically equipping graduates for future teaching ministries.  Students undertake study primarily in one of the following fields:

  • Biblical Studies (New Testament, Old Testament, Biblical Theology)
  • Christian Thought (Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, Church History, Ethics and Philosophy)
  • Christian Ministry (Mission, Apologetics, Christian Worship).
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Master of Arts (Theology) (MA Theol)

Full-time: 2 years | Part-time: 2 – 6 years
Cricos Code: 041657G   AQF Level: 9

The Master of Arts (Theology) program is aimed at providing continuing education in theology for graduates in full-time ministry. Students in the program are assumed to be building on the knowledge and skills they developed in the Bachelor of Divinity (BD) program, or its equivalent.

Accordingly, MA (Theol) students are expected to demonstrate in their work, the range of skills appropriate to superior Level III undergraduate students.

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*Note only 1st year of Bachelor degrees available part time.

Mode of Delivery


Part-time students in the degree or diploma programs can choose to enrol in day or night classes or a combination of both. Units offered at night rotate on a three-year timetable. Detailed descriptions and current timetable of all units for part-time study can be found on this page.

We are committed to studying in the context of community and so students who study part-time are encouraged to attend chapel services and lunch in the dining room on the days they are at College for classes.


The Master of Arts (Theology) is a coursework masters program that is offered in intensive mode, usually two, three-day blocks per semester. Students can choose to do one or more units per semester and have six years to complete the course.

All classes are held at Newtown and are taught face-to-face.

The Master of Theology is a research masters program that can be undertaken part-time and students have six years to complete the course. It consists of a number of pathways options and requires 25,000-50,000-word thesis.

It is the responsibility of the student to organise regularly meetings with their supervisor.