Diploma of Theology

This is a two-year programme of 62 credit hours, for those with HSC/STPM/A’ Level (minimum, 2 Principal Passes plus 2 Subsidiary Passes) or its equivalent.

Year 1

Semester 1
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
 TR101 Critical Reading & Writing 2
BS103a OT Survey 2
BS123a NT Survey 2
GK111 Greek 1 3
PS501 Liturgy & Worship 2
CS812 Religions 2 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 14
Electives 1
Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 2
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BI102 Exegetical Method 3
BS103b Introduction to the OT 2
BS123b Introduction to the NT 2
CS811 Religions 11 3
PS201 Christian Spirituality 2
TR111 Reading & Reasoning 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 15
Electives 0
Total Credit Hours 15

Year 2

Semester 1
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BS601 Prophetic Books2 3
CS112 Church History: AD 30 – 1500 3
 PS301 Homiletics 1 2
PS401 Foundation in Christian Education 2
TH702 Philosophy of Religion 2
PS901 Evangelism in the Local Church 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 15
Electives 0
Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 2
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BS422 / BS423 Romans/1 Corinthians 3
CS211 Church History: AD 1500 – Present Times 3
PS302 Homiletics 2 2
PS402 Phil &Hist Foundations in CE 2
CS401 – CS404 Denominational Studies3 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 13
Electives 2
Total Credit Hours 15

1International students may opt for an elective course. Please refer to the Dean of Studies.
2 Prophetic Books (BS601) may be replaced by Poetic Books (BS401) or Wisdom Literature (BS501).
3 Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran students are required to take Denominational Studies as a core course. Students who are not from the above denominations may take it as an elective.

Academic Load (Breakdown)

Duration 2 years
Credit Hours
Subjects
Core 53
Electives 3
Field Education
Weekly FE 4
Year-End FE 2
Total No. of Credit Hours 62

Note:

  1. Students with a CGPA of 3.0 (C+) can apply to upgrade to the Bachelor of Divinity programme with an additional of 2 years of studies.
  2. Electives must be chosen from those being offered each semester to make up an average of 15 credit hours per semester.
  3. 1st Year students are generally not allowed to take more than 15 credit hours per semester.