The Catholic Institute

Diploma in Religious Studies stream Theological Studies

PC2704 | NZQA approved | Level 6, 135 credits| 1.25 efts

TCI is no longer accepting any new enrolments in this qualification.

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Gain a Diploma in Religious Studies majoring in Theological Studies

Acquire knowledge and skills that can be applied in Catholic schools, parishes and other church settings

Enrich your own understanding of faith

Higher Study

If you wish to take your studies further you can study the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership at TCI and the Bachelor of Theology at specific institutions.  TheDiploma in Religious Studies gives you:

  • 36 credit points towards the Bachelor of Theology at the University of Otago
  • 54 credit points towards the Bachelor of Theology at Good Shepherd College
  • 54 credit points towards the Bachelor of Theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney

Career Opportunities

This Diploma can lead to a range of careers. Graduates will find this diploma useful if they teach Religious Education in Catholic schools.  Graduates may also work in leadership roles in parishes, and voluntary work with parish groups.

What's on in your area?

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Main Features

11 Courses in Theology and Scripture

Programme Structure

At the 100 level
TH101 Introduction to Catholicism
TH102 Introduction to Theology
SC101 Introduction to the Old Testament
SC102 Introduction to the New Testament
TH103 History of the Sacraments
TH104 Social Issues: Catholic Social Teaching today
At the 200 level
TH201 Understanding Sacraments
TH203 Understanding Church
TH200 One other 200 level Theology course

Two other 200 level course of your choice (Theology, Scripture, Religious Education or Pastoral Ministry)


Further information

Contact the site co-ordinator in your area or click here to go to enrolment forms


Students have said: "very insightful course, that assisted people from a wide range of backgounds and starting points to learn and share together. Great to find out what is Church teaching and what are misconceptions."