The Equip-MBS Diploma in 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.

Duration1 year full-time; part-time is available (maximum 4 years)
Credit Points30
Requires enrolling in Biblical LanguagesNo
Requires ThesisNo
LocationOnline OR On Campus (or a mix of both)
TimingTwo semesters per year (16 weeks each)
FeesRM 500 per subject (RM 160 per 100 level Certificate pool subject)
Total Cost

~ RM 6,000 (if completed in 1 year); see here for complete breakdown of fees.

Students should allow at least 1 year of study to complete their program. Students who take longer than 3 years will be assessed an additional RM 1,000 fee for each term of extension beyond the 3 year limit.

Core – 30 Credit Points

The Equip-MBS Diploma of Theology requires 30 credit points of study which must fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Certificate Pool Subjects (6-15 Credit Points)
    (1 credit point per subject)

BB111 Bible Overview
BT121 Promise To Fulfilment

Up to an additional 4-13 credit points from 100 level certificate subjects

  1. Degree Pool Subjects (12 – 21 Credit Points)
    (3 credit points per subject) 

Any 1 OT200 level subject
Any 1 NT200 level subject
Any 1 TH210 – TH213 level subject
BB203 Principles of Hermeneutics

Up to 3 additional subjects from any 200 level subject NOT previously counted

  1. General Pool Subjects (3 – 12 Credit Points)
    (1-3 credit points per subject (dependant on subject level)

Pick from:

Any 1 DM, EC, PC, CCEF 200 level subject
Any CCEF200 level subject(s) NOT previously counted
Any subject offered by Equip NOT previously counted
Any subject offered by MBS NOT previously counted

Credit Transfer

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

Subjects from other theological institutions may also gain credit towards this course. Fill in the Credit Transfer Form available at www.new.equip.org.my/forms/ to apply.

Course Handbook
For more information about the degree requirements, including specific subjects, please see course handbook.


Before being accepted into this course, students will be required to complete an application form and attend an interview with Equip. They may be required to attend another interview with MBS if so desired by MBS. More details about the application process are available at https://new.equip.org.my/mbs-application/