Why Study Theology?
Christianity has been a major force in the development of western civilization, helping to shape the world in which we live today.
Many students undertake theological study to enquire further into their own faith. They find that the study of Theology can enrich their understanding of the Gospel and open new horizons, even as it follows ancient paths.
You do not need to have a faith of your own to find the issues raised by Theology compelling. Students of all or no religious persuasions are welcome. All you need to study Theology is a sense of curiosity about the world and human experience.
The Department provides an ideal grounding on the way to active ministry in a Christian setting, but Theology is about more than just vocational training. It is about life, meaning, belief and identity at the deepest level.
A step-by-step guide to deciding the best Theology study path for you.
Choose from a Bachelor of Theology or a Bachelor of Arts, then choose your major: Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History, and Pastoral Studies.
Postgraduate students come from all over the world to study with our world-class research staff.
Details about papers in Christian Thought and History, Biblical Studies, and Pastoral Studies, with on-campus and distance learning options.
You don't need to be based in Dunedin to study Theology at Otago - we offer plenty of Distance Learning options.
Links and downloads to help you enrol in Theology at the University of Otago.
Theology welcomes international students. This page contains details about how you can study at the University of Otago.
Information for all Theology students about studying at Otago like essay guides and research seminar details.