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.

Training for Ordination

Our diploma and degree courses prepare you for ordination in your denomination. Our flexible course pathway allows you to continue to remain in ministry at your local church while you grow in your theological capabilities. Our degree courses also require a short internship with a church or para-church organization to help further strengthening your experience and applying your theological knowledge to work. These courses are aimed at preparing you for life-long ministry, so you will be solidly grounded in God’s Word in whichever context God will put you in. We aim to help you serve while you train theologically.

Course Delivery

  • Classes: Classes are taught by world-class lecturers giving the opportunity for students to engage with the best of teaching and classroom discussion.

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:



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.


General Pool

MBS Subjects or recognized subjects through other institutions.



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




Certificate Pool Subjects (100 level)

Must include Bible Overview and PTF



Degree Pool Subjects (200 level)

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



General Pool Subjects




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.


Studying with




RM 500

RM 300




Before being accepted into this 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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