Graduate Diploma in Biblical Languages

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Biblical Languages

Postnominals

GDBL

CRICOS code

0

Colleges

  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

No

AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study mode

  • Some units online
  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

One year full-time or up to three years part-time.

Cost of study

The GDBL requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per standard unit or $13716 for a full-time year (6 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Diploma in Biblical Languages allows students to develop a strong working knowledge of the original and associated languages of the Bible as a basis for translation, biblical interpretation and further research. It develops substantial skills for further study and as a means of critically engaging biblical texts and traditions. Graduates are able to translate the languages of scripture and apply critical tools of analysis for use in biblical studies at a level appropriate for postgraduate research.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Biblical Languages:

  1. have a strong foundation in biblical languages in both Testaments, making effective use of electronic tools for analysing syntax and semantics;
  2. apply elements of linguistics to the study of biblical languages;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to a range of biblical texts in their original languages, with due attention  to their historical and cultural contexts;
  4. apply hermeneutical skills in clearly communicating the significance of linguistic studies of the biblical literature.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for second semester 2017 close on Friday 21 July 2017.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The GDBL consists of 90 points comprised of 60 points in the discipline of Biblical Languages and a further 30 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

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