are glad to announce BGST’s
Singapore maintains a highly attractive position in the region as an educational hub due to its quality of English education as well as advanced internet facilities. This is true also for theological education especially in view of the growing leadership needs of the church within the region and especially in South and East Asia. We hope to meet the leadership and training needs of this broader area in Asia through our MTh in biblical studies when these graduates in turn go back and train grassroots level leaders in their own places.
The content covered MDiv/MCS levels will not be repeated, but building on that knowledge, we hope to take the program beyond content level focusing on critical issues in Biblical literature, history, theology, and hermeneutics and contextual and pedagogical issues. For this reason only a limited number of courses will be taken in the area of concentration in order to develop analytical skills and critical thinking to an advanced level. While the basic aim is to prepare leaders and teachers for the Church, we hope this would also form adequate basis for them to go for a PhD program afterwards.
This program is designed for both full‑time and part‑time students. We encourage each student to be sponsored by a Church or a Christian agency. It will be a one and half years to two years program with a combination of Old and NT courses. The program consists of 23 credit hours of course work and a thesis of 12 credit hours. A thesis of 25,000‑30,000 words on a topic of student’s interest approved by the BGST Faculty Board is required. Thesis will normally be carried out during the third and fourth semesters, that is, after the course work is complete. Roughly 50% of the course work will be in lecture form and the rest through seminars where students will offer papers on required topics in a weekly graduate seminar. It is hoped that seminar papers will introduce the students to methods of research and presentation which will in turn prepare them for the advanced work required for a thesis. The course work shall include the following areas of study:
A scholarship of S$4,200 may be awarded to deserving students from ‘third world’ countries. The scholarship amount will only cover application fee, course fee, thesis binding, and graduation fee. The student/sponsoring body must be responsible for his/her own living expenses during his/her course of study.
The course work shall include the following areas of study:
For further Information and application pack write to The Registrar, BGST, 31 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088454
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