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Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin) through the Dunedin campus in 2015

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Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin) requires one year of full-time or its equivalent in part-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.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin)

Papers

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.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry (PGDipMin)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    2. Every applicant must either
      1. have been admitted to a degree in Theology, or
      2. have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    The programme of study shall consist of six papers with a value of 120 points of which three shall be from 400-level MINS papers, and three shall be from 400-level BIBS and CHTH papers.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in one year, or by part-time candidates over more than one year. Any papers in which a candidate is enrolled in any year shall be examined in that year.

  4. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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