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The Master of Divinity course is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline and seek a comprehensive education in ministry and theology, with the opportunity to partake in in-depth theological research.
Graduates will be equipped with expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills by developing their understanding and knowledge in various ministry-related discipline areas.
Perth Bible College (PBC) is a member institution of Sydney College Divinity (SCD) and offers its Master of Divinity as of January 2024. SCD is a TEQSA-accredited Australian university college.
Full-time or part-time
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Philosophy
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: 8 years
All applicants who endeavour to submit an application must meet the general admission requirements.
Students seeking admission must have successfully completed an AQF Level 7 award (i.e. a Bachelor) in any field apart from theology or ministry.
English Proficiency: Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.
Applicants must confess their faith in Christ under the PBC Statement of Faith, be involved regularly in a local church, demonstrate a desire to be involved in church ministry, demonstrate the physical and psychological capacity for studying in a tertiary institution, agree to abide by PBC policies and procedures and agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
Before applying, please ensure you have:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply online here.
In combination with meeting the general admission requirements Overseas students must also provide:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply here.
This course is not available for Overseas Students. (Coming soon)
Every program for the award shall consist of no fewer than 216 credit points taken from 8100 and 9200 series units in the Schedule of Units of Study.
Every program will include either two specialisations and one subspecialisation, or one specialisation and two subspecialisations.
Every program will include:
The Dean of Students and the Dean of Studies will arrange enrolment appointment days for enrolling new and returning students. These meetings will allow students to receive advice on which units to enrol in, ensuring they will meet the requirements of their course.
Enrolment forms must be completed before attending lectures for that semester. All enrolments must be finalised by the census date. Students cannot add new units or transfer between units after the census date.
Students may apply to change their course enrolment at the beginning of a new semester up until the census date.
Students must complete an Application for Change of Enrolment form to make such an application. Students must meet the requirements outlined in the Course Articulation and Change of Course Policy to qualify to change course enrolment.
PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.
Please carefully read the academic requirements as listed on the award that you are interested in pursuing.
The Australian Government requires incoming overseas students to demonstrate their proficiency in English before a student visa will be granted. You are required to complete an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assessment unless you can provide evidence of studying in English from one of the following options:
The applicant should ask the IELTS testing authority to mail the test results directly to The Dean of Students, PBC. The following standards are the English language requirements for PBC courses:
IELTS Band Score
|Undergraduate Diploma||6.0 overall and in the reading and writing subsets.|
|Associate Degree||6.0 overall and in the reading and writing subsets.|
|Bachelor Degree||6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each subset.|
|Graduate Diploma||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each subset.|
|Master Degree||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each subset.|
*Please note that SCD awards may have different English Proficiency requirements. Find out more information in the general admission requirement on each course page.
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We take our students’ success in their studies seriously and understand that good student support requires a holistic approach. As a result of our commitment to our students, we have consistently been ranked above 90% for the student support aspect in the national Student Experience Survey facilitated by the QILT team.
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PBC does not discriminate in the admission and access to its programs and activities based on disability, age, sex, race, colour of national or ethnic origin.