From undergraduate certificates to postgraduate research degrees, whether full-time or part-time, SMBC offers academic depth with flexibility.

Our courses are delivered in ways that align with our values – with an emphasis on deep, transformative biblical knowledge and application; learning in an interdenominational community; and growing ministry competencies and cultural intelligence.

Whilst each course has solid biblical foundations and preparation for ministry and mission, each course has different requirements and emphasis. Most courses have opportunities to progress to further study as well as a number of exit points. SMBC also offers a range of study modes – from daytime and evening lectures to intensive mode study to off-campus study (live online).

SMBC seeks to stay in touch with Australian churches and parachurch ministries, as well as a wide range of mission agencies, to continually ensure our courses are preparing our students appropriately for their future vocations and ministry opportunities.

Note: All our 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. Please go to Units for information on our individual units (subjects).

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As an Affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, Sydney Missionary & Bible College (SMBC) is approved to deliver the following courses of the ACT (CRICOS 02650E) listed below:

(Note: Other courses, than those listed below, that SMBC is accredited by the ACT to offer are: Diploma of Christian Studies, Advanced Diploma of Ministry, Advanced Diploma of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry (Hons), Bachelor of Theology (Hons), Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry, Master of Arts (Christian Studies), and Master of Divinity/Graduate Diploma of Divinity.)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. SMBC offers studies from AQF 5 to 10.

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Research Degrees

Master of Theology

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A theological degree + additional prerequisites

The Master of Theology (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...

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Doctor of Philosophy

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A theological degree + additional prerequisites

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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...

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43 Badminton Road, Croydon NSW 2132
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Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) is an Affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E
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