The Catholic Institute

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) - Theological Studies

|Awaiting NZQA approval | Level 6, 120 credits| 1.0 eft

Programme Structure Taught in 2019
All THREE core papers  
TH600 Contemporary Catholic Theology No
TH610 Issues in Catholic Theology No
TH607 Church and Social Context No
History Elective: ONE of the following  
TH606 The Church in Time and History Distance
TH620 Studies in Church History No
Or choose one History paper from Schedule 1  
Scripture Elective: TWO papers required  

Choose two Scripture papers from Schedule 2 

Theology Elective: Two papers required  
Choose two Theology papers from Schedule 3  

Click on Schedule 1, 2 or 3 in the table above to see the elective options.

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Gain a New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) majoring in Theological Studies

Seek out meaning in life. 

Entry Requirement

Students need to have completed a level 5 theological qualification, e.g. NZCCS-PM or NZCCS-RE, to be accepted into this programme of study.  

Higher Study

If you wish to take your studies further, The NZDCS-TS carries credit points towards a Bachelor of Theology at:

  • University of Otago
  • Good Shepherd College
  • Sydney College of Divinity

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. This qualification is also for those who wish to have a deeper understanding of their Catholic faith. 

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Main Features

8 Courses/papers in Theology and Scripture


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Further information

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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."