Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies is a 33-credit programme which offers working professionals an opportunity to explore biblical, theological, historical and interpretative foundations of the Christian faith. In addition, it seeks to integrate Christian faith with matters of inner life and spirituality, missions and vocation. The majority of credits earned in this programme are transferable to the Master’s degree programmes.

The programme is conducted on a part-time basis in the evening over a 3-year cycle, or in the daytime as a 1-year, full-time course. Learning onsite within the SBC community is most effective and fruitful. However, it is now possible to choose to complete the GDCS curriculum entirely online, wherever you are, part/full-time. Those who opt to do this may also apply to the Immersion Experience where they can stay and study at SBC for 1–2 weeks at the start of every semester and get to know their classmates and faculty in person.

Please note that all international students studying onsite are required to?be studying on a full time basis.

Prerequisites for Programme Admission

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Bible College

English Language Minimum Requirements

  • ‘A’ Level: B4
  • TOEFL: 550 (PBT)/213 (CBT)/80 (IBT)
  • IELTS:? 6.0

General Requirements

  • At least 24 years old
  • Christian for at least 2 years
  • Evidence of involvement in ministry
  • Evidence of call to ministry and service
  • Endorsement by church leadership


  • Completion of 33 credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Church Involvement and Ministry (CIM)



第一学期 数学分
Old Testament Survey 3
新约研究 3
Survey of Church History 3
Introduction to
Christian Spirituality
释经学 3
Systematic Theology II 3
第二学期 数学分
Old Testament Studies 3
New Testament Survey 3
Missiological Perspectives 3
Systematic Theology I 3
Theology of Work and Vocation 3

注解: Course offerings are subject to change. There will be a tracking of Church Involvement and Ministry (CIM) as part of the programme requirements.



在新神,我们会采取混成式学习(blended learning)的模式,即兼用实体和在线的各种平台,来设计各式各样的同步与非同步学习活动,以此建立我们的群体。因此,学生将会从各类面对面与在线学习活动中,在新神体验到更丰富的学习。