A postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept Duolingo English Test (DET), IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.
Don’t meet the English language requirements? The University of Otago Language Centre "English for Otago" programme offers a pathway for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin) requires one year of full-time study. The aim of the diploma is to enhance contemporary ministries through the incorporation of current scholarship into the practice of ministry.
The admission requirement is a degree or equivalent three-year qualification in Theology with satisfactory grades. The coursework consists of six taught papers at 400-level, of which three are praxis-based in Ministry Studies and three are selected from papers offered in Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History and Pastoral Studies. The diploma is designed to enhance a graduate's professional practice in a range of Christian ministries.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin) is also available through Distance Learning.
Six papers with a value of 120 points:
Three papers with a value of 60 points from 400-level MINS papers
Three papers with a value of 60 points from 400-level BIBS and CHTH papers
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details