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MTh(Bib. Studies)/Postgrad. Dip. Bib. Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MTh(Bib. Studies)/Postgrad. Dip. Bib. Studies need to have:

  • A first theological degree of a suitable academic level (usually MDiv or its equivalent).
  • English language proficiency: at least IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (Computer-based score 213; Internet-based score 80).
  • Proficiency in biblical languages:
    • Students completing the MTh(Bib. Studies) for church-based teaching and preaching (pastoral emphasis) need to have a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and Greek (normally to at least MDiv level). This competence may be acquired concurrently with early coursework.
    • Students completing the MTh(Bib. Studies) for seminary teaching (academic emphasis) need to demonstrate greater competence in the major biblical language they wish to focus on (Hebrew or Greek). This competency will be at the level of a completed grammar book (approved by the Biblical Studies Programs Director).
    • In both cases, students will need to pass a supervised pre-acceptance test to demonstrate their competence in Hebrew and Greek.
    • Click here for a fuller statement of the requirements for biblical languages competency.
  • Some practical experience in Christian leadership, especially in preaching/teaching.

Participants may live in countries other than those represented by AGST Alliance.


Normally students will be accepted into AGST Alliance programs on the basis of the stated prerequisite qualifications.

However, applicants who do not meet the stated entry requirements may be considered for this program if their general education, scholarship, training and experience are deemed suitable, and if they are deemed as well qualified as those who are able to satisfy the normal entrance requirements.

Applications based on equivalency will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account a portfolio of work/ministry experience, publications and other relevant factors.



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