|Bachelor of Theology (Hons)|
The Bachelor of Theology Honours program is designed for students who have completed the BTh at a high standard (with a GPA of 2.8 or higher) who would like to undertake postgraduate research in the future and/or take a course allowing them to study a particular area in depth. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over up to two years.
To complete the course, students need to complete the equivalent of four coursework units (16 credit points) plus a 15,000 thesis. The 16 credit points of coursework must include a minimum of 8 cps of units in the student's designated Honours field (e.g. New Testament, Old Testament Church History, Theology), which is also the field within which the honours thesis must be written. The 16 cps of coursework also includes a 4 cp unit on research methods which is assessed on a pass-fail basis. Note that all elements of the Honours course must be completed within three years of the student having completed their BTh. The BTh(Hons) is accredited by the Queensland Office of Higher Education and its interstate counterparts as an award of the Australian College of Theology, of which QTC is a member college along with around 20 other colleges across Australia.
Graduates of the Honours program who complete the course with class I, IIA or IIB are eligible to enrol in the ACTh's research master's degree (MTh). Graduates who complete the program with Honours class I (First Class Honours) are eligible to enrol in the ACT's research doctoral programs.
For details of which subjects may be offered for Honours level credit during any given year, please contact QTC. Full details of the BTh(Hons) structure and regulations can be found in the relevant section of the ACTh Handbook.
(The CRICOS code for the Bachelor of Theology (Hons) is 059039J)