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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.
All courses are Australian College of Theology (ACT) courses, except for the Certificate in Bible and Mission (CBM) and the Introductory Certificate in Christian Studies (ICCS), which are SMBC awards.
Note: Other courses, than those listed below, that SMBC is accredited by the ACT to offer are: Diploma of Ministry, Diploma of Christian Studies, Advanced Diploma of Ministry, Advanced Diploma of Theology, Associate Degree of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry (Hons), Bachelor of Theology (Hons), Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry, Graduate Certificate of Divinity, Master of Arts (Christian Studies), Master of Ministry and Master of Divinity/Graduate Diploma of Divinity.
We encourage you to contact our registrars to start a conversation about what course might best suit your needs.
Please go to Units for information on our individual units (subject) available via daytime, evening, intensive and online study.
The Graduate Certificate of Christian Mentoring is a coursework certificate supporting professional skills and practice and/or further study and scholarship. Its purpose is to provide advanced knowledge and skills for a professional ministry as a Christian mentor.
The SMBC Graduate Diploma of Divinity is a great place to begin your theological studies and start testing where God might be preparing you to serve. At AQF level 8, it’s ideal for those who already have a non-theological undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Graduate Diploma will give you solid biblical foundations...
The SMBC Master of Divinity is designed to prepare you for full-time vocational ministry. At AQF level 9, it’s ideal for those who already have a non-theological undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Master of Divinity will give you comprehensive biblical foundations...
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop your ministry skills and facilitate further theological contemplation. Based on coursework, a feature of the MTS is the opportunity to do assessments that have direct relevance to your current ministry involvement...
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...
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 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...