Bachelor of Ministry (Honours)

About this course

The Bachelor of Ministry (Honors) (BMin(Hons)) is an AQF Level 8 award. It qualifies candidates who apply a body of theological knowledge in a specific context to undertake professional work and as a pathway for research and further learning in Christian ministry.

The Bachelor of Ministry (Honors) is not offered to international students.

The Bachelor of Ministry (Honors) is available to:

  • those who have completed the Sydney College of Divinity BMin within the previous five years, with a grade point average of 2.7 in the coursework and 3.0 in the area of specialisation; or
  • hold equivalent qualifications from a university or other tertiary institution.

The Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) requires the completion of 72 credit points, comprising 36 credit points in coursework and a thesis for 36 credit points.


The award will include:

  • an 8100-series Research Methodology Unit (9 credit points)
  • an 8100-series Honours Seminar Unit (9 credit points)
  • a further two units (18 credit points in total) in the area of specialisation from 9200-series units.
  • a supervised research project of 20,000 words for 36 credit points in the area of specialisation.

Graduates will have a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Theology, Biblical Studies, and one other discipline or area of practice, that will form the basis for independent lifelong learning.



Graduates will have cognitive, communication, and technical skills in a theology-related body of knowledge, so that they are able to:

  • review, reflect on, and synthesize theological information and identify and provide solutions to complex problems;
  • think critically and generate and evaluate complex ideas;
  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical theological concepts;
  • communicate theologically-related knowledge, skills, and ideas clearly and coherently.


Applications of Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will have the ability to:

  • demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge by applying it creatively in Christian living and ministry;
  • make high level, independent judgments in a range of ministry settings;
  • initiate, plan, and implement activities and projects within a range of ministry settings.

Students who have completed the Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) will be eligible for entry into the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Ministry provided they have met the entry requirements.

The Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) is offered through the individual colleges and an application for enrolment must be made to the Registrar of the teaching institution. The registrar will be able to help you with all information regarding your study, including fees, units, mode of delivery, and timetable.


A domestic student at Sydney College of Divinity is designated as full-time if enrolled in 27 credit points or more in a semester, or part-time if enrolled in fewer than 27 credit points per semester. SCD offers a wide range of units and students have the option to study one or more units across the colleges delivering SCD awards, whilst enrolled with one college.


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