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From undergraduate diplomas through to postgraduate research degrees, whether full-time, part-time or by intensive mode study, SMBC offers academic depth with flexibility. All our courses have solid Biblical foundations and preparation for ministry, but each course has different requirements and emphasis. Except for the Certificate in Bible and Mission (CBM) and the Introductory Certificate in Christian Studies (ICCS), which are SMBC awards, all courses are Australian College of Theology (ACT) courses.
Undergraduate studies require no previous degree; Graduate studies require a previous non-theological degree; Postgraduate studies require a previous theological degree.
We encourage you to contact our registrars on +61 2 9747 4780 or email to have a conversation about what course might best suit your needs.
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The MA(ChrStuds) is designed for those wishing to think theologically about their profession. The course contains two phases: Phase One is at graduate level and Phase Two is at postgraduate level...
The GradCertMin is primarily for those in ministry who wish to reflect on aspects of their ministry. This is a coursework postgraduate course.
The GradCertTh is primarily for those in ministry who wish to reflect on aspects of their ministry.This is a coursework postgraduate course.
The GradDipMin is primarily for those in ministry who wish to reflect on aspects of their ministry. It may be a pathway to qualify for entry into research programs.
The GradDipTh is primarily for those in ministry who wish to reflect on aspects of their ministry. It may be a pathway to qualify for entry into research programs.
The MA(Min) is primarily for those in ministry who wish to reflect on aspects of their ministry. It may be a pathway to qualify for entry into research programs. This is a coursework postgraduate course.
This course is designed to provide graduates in theology, including those who are practitioners in ministry, the opportunity to undertake study at course work masters level, thus consolidating and enhancing the areas of speciality, or proceeding to new areas of professional and vocational expertise on the foundation of their first degree in theology.
The MICS is a unique and completely online offering with a focus on the specialised knowledge and research skills needed for expert intercultural ministry practice. This postgraduate course is for those currently serving among people from a different culture than their own, and who are wanting to enhance or sharpen their ministry. They may be serving in cross-cultural ministry overseas, or in Australia.
The MTh is a research degree with study and research to be undertaken normally in one field of specialisation within the departments of Bible and Languages, Christian Thought, or Ministry and Practice. The MTh is for theology graduates who are already engaged in ministry and aspire to be teachers in universities and theological colleges in Australia and overseas. Graduates of the course may articulate to the ACT's Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Theology.
If you are experienced in ministry and keen to make a thoughtful contribution to the field, you may be interested in a Doctor of Ministry (DMin). The form of the DMin is currently being revised by the ACT and is likely to be available from 2020 comprising both coursework and thesis components.
The PhD is designed for candidates who have a prior degree in theology or another field. The degree can allow candidates whose academic background is in fields other than those traditionally related to theology, to pursue research in their primary field of research and integrate their research with knowledge from various Christian traditional theological disciplines.
The ThD is a premier research degree for graduates who are already engaged in the ministerial profession as aspiring teachers in universities and theological colleges in Australia and overseas. The degree is designed to equip men and women as beginning researchers in the traditional fields of theology and provide a qualification recognised by theological and Bible colleges as well as universities for those who teach in these fields.