Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the courses running?
The courses will be held at Holy Trinity Bukit Bintang, (Rooftop, Lot 10, Bukit Bintang) see here for a map.
When are the courses?
The Theological classes are held Thursday evenings during term time, and weekday evenings during the five intensive teaching weeks.
The Formation classes, for those working towards ordination, are held on Thursday afternoons.
Who teaches the course?
Teaching is provided by academic teaching staff via video link to St Mellitus College in the UK and by local and visiting lecturers. We also bring in a number of practitioners and leaders from other fields to help develop our ordinands’ capacity for effective and healthy church leadership in the future.
What are the dates for 2019-20?
Intensive Teaching Weeks:
26 August - 30 August 2019
7 - 9 November 2019
2 - 4 January 2020
30 April - 2 May 2020
13 - 18 July 2020
Term 1: 26 August - 12 December 2019
Term 2: 2 January - 9 April 2020
Term 3: 30 April - 18 July 2020
(Christmas Break 13 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020)
(CNY Break 24 Jan - 12 Feb 2020)
(Easter Break 10 Apr - 29 Apr 2020)
Annual College Spiritual Retreat
February 27 - 29 2020
How much does it cost?
The cost of the course for Academic Year 2019-20 is RM 5,000 per academic year and this is payable before the commencement of the academic year. As such, it is RM 15,000 for completion of a full 3-year BA degree.
The actual cost of running this course is much greater than the fees we charge and we are generously supported by donors and partners. If you would like to partner with us financially in equipping the next generation of church leaders please contact us through the contact form on the Give page.
How do I apply?
If you would like to apply please fill up the Application form on the Apply page. As well as the completed form, we may request examples of written work.
Is the Sunday serving compulsory for the undergraduates of the BA in Theology if one opts not to go for ordination?
The Sunday serving is aimed at providing you with the opportunity to apply the theology you learn on Thursday evenings in a real church setting. We are not as strict with the BA as we are with the ordination, but we do expect a BA undergraduate to be able to articulate how they are applying theology into a ministry setting, e.g leading a connect group, being part of the children's or youth team, or being an Alpha leader.
Can I stop after Year 1 of the BA in Theology and get a Certificate in Theology or stop after Year 2 and get a Diploma in Theology or do I need to complete the entire 3 year course to get any form of accreditation?
You will obtain the following qualifications upon completion of the following years :-
Year 1: Certificate in Theology, Mission, and Ministry
Year 2: Diploma in Theology, Mission, and Ministry
Year 3: Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Mission, and Ministry
However, we do encourage all students to work towards full completion of the 3 year BA degree as the modules covered in Years 2 and 3 build on and further equip you for leadership in a Christian ministry setting.
How many intensive teaching weeks are there per annum?
There will be 5 intensive teaching weeks per year. An intensive teaching week consists of Monday to Friday evenings. During Alpha Term, study weeks run from Monday to Friday evenings (minus Wednesday evenings), and Saturday mornings (breakfast included).
How many semesters are there per annum? Are there exams after each semester?
There are 3 semesters per annum. There are no written exams. The course will be assessed entirely via coursework, submitted throughout each semester.
What is the course examination structure?
The course will be assessed based on coursework submitted throughout each semester.
For those that do not read or have not finished reading the Bible, is it a major concern or handicap when taking this course?
On a preliminary note, it is important to read the entire Bible. That being said, there is no requirement to the whole Bible for the purposes of undertaking this course. we would advise directing people to the Bible in One Year mobile app ("BioY") which can be done concurrently with the course.