Equip, in partnership with the Malaysia Bible Seminary (MBS), provides opportunities for students to study modules on the Bible, theology and church history through the Equip-MBS Diploma in Theology

About the Course

A diploma of theology is a great foundation for those looking to go into employment in ministry, in church or other para-church organizations. Students delve deeply into the Bible, systematic theology and the history of the church.

Course Delivery

You can take this diploma either onsite or online:
  • Classes: Classes are taught by world-class lecturers giving the opportunity for students to engage with the best of teaching and classroom discussion.
  • Online: Online study gives the flexibility to cope with your commitments. You will have access to a high-quality online learning environment which includes videos, audio, lecture notes, readings, discussion forums, quizzes and more. For more information, please click here.

Course Structure

The Diploma in Theology requires a total of 30 credit points for completion; with flexibility around how many subjects are studied each semester. At a minimum, a diploma can be completed in 1 year, which requires a full-time load of 5 subjects per semester. Students must complete at least 1 subject per year to remain enrolled in the course.

These credit points can be taken from:

Pool

Description

Points per subject

Certificate Pool

 

100 level subjects that may be taken as classes or self-study.

0.5 points

Degree Pool

200 level subjects that may be taken through Intensive classes.

3

General Pool

MBS Subjects or recognized subjects through other institutions.

1-3

 

To receive the diploma of Theology you must complete 30 credit points as follow:

Equip-MBS Diploma in Theology

 

30 points

Includes subjects from all 3 pools

 

Min

Max

Certificate Pool Subjects (100 level)

Must include Bible Overview and PTF

6.0

15.0

Degree Pool Subjects (200 level)

Must include at least one Doctrine, one OT, one NT.

12.0

21.0

General Pool Subjects

 

3.0

12.0


Note:  DPS and GPS must include at least 6 points in applied theology and 3 points in Hermeneutics. DPS and GPS subjects cannot be duplicates of each other.
 

Credit From Previous Studies

Any Certificate pool subjects completed under the Equip-MBS Certificate of Theology may be counted towards the Equip-MBS Diploma in Theology provided that the student obtained at least a Credit for their exam.
 

Application

Before being accepted into their course, students will be required to complete a detailed registration form and attend an interview with Equip.  They may be required to attend another interview with MBS if so desired by MBS.

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