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A diploma is a qualification awarded by a university to signify that a student has completed a specific course of study. Typically also conferring a degree or certificate, a diploma can be awarded for almost any field, including religious studies.

What is a diploma in theology? Theology is the study of religion, deities, and scriptural texts. Typically a course of study in theology focuses on a specific religion, such as Christianity or Islam, although it can also involve the study of multiple faiths at a time. Theology can include a variety of different branches and applications; students may find themselves studying religious history, music, worship practices, counselling, and even public policy. Students do not necessarily have to consider themselves to be religious in order to study theology, although many people who chose this path affiliate with a particular faith.

There are many advantages that come with studying theology. Students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of religion, its place in the public sphere, and the ways in which it affects behavior, as well as the role that religion has played throughout history. Many students may also find that a course in theology helps them to determine how they fit in with various religious beliefs.

The cost of obtaining a diploma in theology will vary from country to country, school to school, and program to program. It is very important that potential students do their research. Contact the institution you are interested in for financial information before you decide to enroll.

A number of careers can be pursued with a degree in theology. Many students opt to become clergy members, serving as officials and leaders within their chosen faith. Many others may become writers, religious researchers, counselors, policymakers, or even activists.

Start on the path to your diploma today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Theology

Catholic Distance University

CDU is authorized to award the Catechetical Diploma, a valuable teaching credential in the Church. CDU was the first Catechetical Institute in the United States to award ... [+]

Catechetical Diploma

CDU is authorized to award the Catechetical Diploma, a valuable teaching credential in the Church. CDU was the first Catechetical Institute in the United States to award the Catechetical Diploma and teach the Faith to adults using distance education exclusively.

Responding to the commission Christ gave to his followers to make disciples of all nations, each person is called to share the Gospel message of God’s love. Through a systematic study of the profession of Faith, liturgy, Sacred Scripture, moral teachings, and spirituality, students achieve this ecclesiastical teaching certificate and equip themselves to teach the Faith with authority and confidence. Courses in the diploma program are eligible for undergraduate credit.... [-]

USA Charles Town
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Part-time
5 years
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Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training

The two-year program at Cornerstone Bible college also called the Diploma program in Intercultural Studies, prepares missionary candidates for cross-cultural work. Studen ... [+]

Cornerstone offers practical and academic training in a mission-oriented setting. We are an interdenominational evangelical bible college. We stand firm on the basic evangelical beliefs. We are open for discussion and difference of opinion on secondary matters, but seek to avoid controversies and extremes.

The two-year program at Cornerstone Bible college also called the Diploma program in Intercultural Studies, prepares missionary candidates for cross-cultural work. Students who finish Cornerstone’s diploma program successfully are prepared for ministries as: pioneer church planting, church nurture, support and aid ministries, ‘tent making’ situations, etc.

Beside biblical studies, the second year majors on missiology, intercultural studies and cross-cultural communication. Spiritual and personal formation courses encourage students to develop their leadership skills. Included in the second year is an internship of six weeks hands-on mission experience in a cross-cultural setting (The cost for the six week mission experience is NOT included in the fees and will depend on the country you go to).... [-]

Netherlands Beugen
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

The Institute of Spirituality offers a private specialist degree in spiritual exercises, in collaboration with the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim o ... [+]

Specialist Degree in Spiritual Exercises

The Institute of Spirituality offers a private specialist degree in spiritual exercises, in collaboration with the San Ignacio Spirituality Center in Salamanca. The aim of this course is to provide religious brothers and sisters, priests, laymen and laywomen, formators and pastoral agents with the knowledge and experience to direct the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. The curriculum covers both theoretical and practical elements. The theoretical part corresponds to six sessions divided evenly over the course of three years. In these expert-led sessions, students study the entire Ignatian text, its interpretation and method of application.

The practical part of the course consist in writing up reports on the corresponding sessions, tutor guidance, active participation in sessions and the creation of an eight-day project of Exercises.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

The Department of Sacred Scripture and Church History offers a Specialist Degree in Biblical Spirituality in response to a growing desire in diverse sectors of Christiani ... [+]

Especialista en Espiritualidad Bíblica

La facultad de teología ofrece un título de Especialista en Espiritualidad Bíblica respondiendo así al deseo de amplios sectores cristianos de fundar su experiencia espiritual en las fuentes de la Palabra de Dios. La Biblia es para la Iglesia "el alma de la teología" (Dei Verbum, 24), el alimento para su vida espiritual, al que todos debemos acudir para conocer el lenguaje de Dios para cada época, ya que a "Dios escuchamos cuando leemos sus palabras" (Ib. 25)

En su organización temática pretende dar cuenta de aquellas experiencias de fe bíblica que, a partir de los acontecimientos salvíficos vividos por el pueblo de Dios y los seguidores de Jesucristo, han marcado su espiritualidad. Esta aparece de manera particular en muchos libros del Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento, objeto principal de estudio de este programa. Un mayor conocimiento de ellos y, sobre todo, de la experiencia del Dios bíblico, puede conducir a las personas a vivir en fidelidad a Dios y a los hermanos y posibilitar cambios en sus actitudes, prácticas y relaciones interhumanas, porque, al fin y al cabo, orar y hacer la justicia proceden, según la Biblia, de una fuente común: la gratuidad de Dios.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Part-time
2 years
Campus
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

The main aim of the School of Spirituality is to present the message of Christian spirituality to all Christians looking to further their knowledge in this area; a messag ... [+]

Diploma de la Escuela de Espiritualidad

(TITULACIÓN A EXTINGUIR – No admite nuevos alumnos)

La Escuela de Espiritualidad tiene como objetivo poner al alcance de cristianos que quieran formarse el mensaje de esta espiritualidad que, a lo largo de las épocas, ha ido configurando la vida de la Iglesia y mostrando la acción del Espíritu en los corazones de los creyentes.

Los contenidos que se ofrecen son una selección de los correspondientes a la especialidad en Teología Espiritual que conducen a la licenciatura. Pero su perspectiva propia es la de contribuir a la formación espiritual de personas que deseen conocer mejor el estilo de esta tradición y, a su vez, transmitirla acertadamente a sus contemporáneos.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Spanish
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Unity College Australia

The 10434NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology course is designed to train students to live an effective Christian life, effectively communicate the Gospel and s ... [+]

Course Outline AIMS

The 10434NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology course is designed to train students to live an effective Christian life, effectively communicate the Gospel and serve the community either in the workplace or in Christian ministry work.

This course will train leaders and potential leaders in a range of Christian ministry activities relevant to the local church, Christian organization, and workplace.

OUTCOMES

This course will give students:

An increased capacity to hear from God and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit A deepened understanding of the Bible and its application Further skills in theological reasoning and ethical decision-making Enhanced communication (especially in communicating biblical concepts), conflict-resolution and people management skills Enhanced pastoral, leadership and ministry skills with a heart for God and people Opportunities for the development of specialized ministry skills OVERVIEW ... [-]
Australia Queanbeyan
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Kings Bible Business College

This program prepares students for a career in business. It critically assesses current strategies, builds on existing theories and challenges students to go beyond the o ... [+]

Overview Faculty of Business

The introduction of flexibility in KBBC’s educational programmes promotes academic profundity and also enhances intellectual broadness which ultimately provides the individual with adequate knowledge. KBBC certificate programmes could be done in a short period of 2 weeks to 6 months depending upon the course nature and content. Diploma programmes usually have duration of 9 months to 1 year (about 2 semester periods). The Bachelor degree programmes take up to 3 years to complete. In rare circumstances, students could complete their programmes in 4 years.

KBBC offers the following programmes in Business

Certificate Social Media Diploma Marketing BS Management BS Business Administration BS Accounting BS Finance BA International Relations BA Media Communications ACCA Accounts Professional Qualification ... [-]
Netherlands The Hague
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
St John's College

This three-year part-time course is a thorough grounding in theology, ministry, and mission validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. ... [+]

This three-year part-time course is a thorough grounding in theology, ministry, and mission validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It will take you through a range of modules that are academically stimulating and relevant to the Christian life. It provides a solid foundation for active ministry in the Church, both lay and ordained and satisfies those who want to take their theological studies further.

All study material is provided online, so some IT skill is necessary. You will work with your designated personal tutor and can converse with other students via Moodle, so it is possible to do this course anywhere in the world at a time and pace that suits you. Also, depending on the numbers on the course, we will be offering some study sessions either in the evening or at weekends for those who can attend – this is not a requirement but an opportunity to enhance your learning.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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Part-time
3 years
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