Pilgrim Online

Pilgrim Online offers a flexible, ecumenical, world-class standard of theological distance education for students online. You can gain tertiary qualifications wherever you live.

Our online programs are best described as accompanied distance learning, because they put students in constant touch with their teachers and peers.

What makes us different from most other theological institutions is that teachers and students from many traditions, cultures and countries are found in the same online classes.

All online theology courses are taught through the College and awarded by the University of Divinity. A number of the online units are taught by Whitley College and Saint Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College.

Why study Pilgrim Online

Students undertake courses in Pilgrim Online for a wide range of reasons.

Some aspire to seek ordination in their denomination; others are looking to understand their faith more as they serve the church through lay ministry; others again are not necessarily members of any church or faith centre and simply wish to study theology for their own interests.

Undertaking a theology course through Pilgrim Online can be attractive for:

Courses offered through Pilgrim Online


Full-time equivalent

We aim to enable you to complete in the following minimum times

Undergraduate Courses

Diploma in Theology

1 year

2 years

Advanced Diploma in Theology

2 years

3 years

Bachelor of Theology

3 years

Can only be partially completed in online mode (about 2/3 of a BTheol)

Postgraduate Courses

Graduate Certificate in Theology

6 mths

1 year

Graduate Diploma in Theology

1 year

1 year

Master of Arts (Theology)

2 years

3 years

For advice regarding courses please contact the Registrar or Coursework and Research Co-ordinator.

User Guide for Pilgrim Online

Admission, re-enrolment and other necessary forms

Online resources available at The Dalton McCaughey Library

How to submit a Turnitin assignment

How to access marks and comments on a Turnitin assignment

Late work