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Theology - Pastoral Studies

University of Otago

12 months
20944 USD/year
6019 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Theology - Pastoral Studies at University of Otago requires one year of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study.


Key Features

The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Theology - Pastoral Studies at University of Otago is to expose a candidate to advanced knowledge and skills in one of the sub-disciplines of Theology. Graduates of the Diploma are able to pursue careers in many fields, including education, counseling, and church-related areas. 

Pastoral Theology is particularly designed for students entering some form of church ministry. Papers in Pastoral Theology offer a multidisciplinary study of church life, offering students the opportunity to reflect on the practice of Christian ministry.

Programme Structure

  • Every programme of study shall normally contain the papers required for the Honours programme in the subject concerned.
  • With the permission of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
  • The required dissertation must be submitted no later than 1 November of that year. Extension of time will be granted only in special circumstances at the discretion of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20944 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6019 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6019 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $8,279.00
    • International: $28,805

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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