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.
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Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification pages.
- Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)
- Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons))
- Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (PGDipTheol)
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) endorsed in Pastoral Studies
Every BTheol programme must include the following core papers:
A programme may be endorsed in Pastoral Studies if it includes a total of eight Pastoral Studies papers, including three at 300-level (for the purposes of this endorsement, BIBS 121, CHTH 102, and CHTH 131 may be counted as Pastoral Studies papers in addition to PAST papers).
Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons)) in Pastoral Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (PGDipTheol) in Pastoral Studies
Minor subject requirements
Pastoral Studies as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BEntr, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree
|100-level||Two 100-level CHTH papers||36|
|200-level||Two 200-level PAST papers||36|
|300-level||One 300-level PAST paper||18|
Note: This minor subject is not available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology (BTheol).
|Paper code||Year||Title||Points||Teaching period|
|PAST216||2023||Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care||18 points||Not offered in 2023|
|PAST219||2023||Christian Witness in a Secular World||18 points||Semester 2|
|PAST307||2023||Special Topic: A Practical Theology of Mental Health||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025|
|PAST311||2023||Preaching and Communication in a Contemporary Context||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025|
|PAST314||2023||Cultures, Migration and Faith||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025|
|PAST316||2023||Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care (Advanced)||18 points||Not offered in 2023|
|PAST318||2023||Pastoral Care in Dying, Grief and Loss||18 points||Not offered in 2023|
|PAST319||2023||Christian Witness in a Secular World||18 points||Semester 2|
|PAST320||2023||Church in Mission: Theology in Changing Cultures||18 points||Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025|
|PAST321||2023||Missional God, Missional People||18 points||Semester 1|
|PAST322||2023||Christian Theology and the Arts||18 points||1st Non standard period|
|PAST323||2023||Christian ministry in te ao Māori (the Māori World)||18 points||Summer School|
|PAST324||2023||The Chaplain as Ceremonial Leader||18 points||Not offered in 2023|
|PAST490||2023||Dissertation||60 points||Full Year, 1st Non standard period|
Key information for future students