Programme Description

The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (GDCS) is designed for those looking for broad theological training, and those considering a master programme in the future.

As a GDCS graduate, you will be equipped with a foundational knowledge of Scripture (including Hermeneutics and Interpretation), Christian Tradition (including Theology, History, and Spiritual Discernment), and Interdisciplinary Studies. You will also be equipped to draw insights to grow in your faith, and discern your calling in the Church and the Marketplace.

While the theological training you will undergo involves some level of academic rigour, you will be guided along by our lecturers as well as other helpful resources to make your learning journey meaningful and enjoyable.

GDCS is right for you if:

  • You want a comprehensive foundational programme to increase your knowledge of the Christian faith

  • You are finding ways to reflect theologically, grow spiritually and integrate your faith with areas of work and living

  • You are exploring ways to integrate your faith in the context of your culture and society

For a full list of courses in the GDCS
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Programme Information

  • Duration

    1 Year (Full-time)

    4 years (Part-time)

  • Fee

    GDCS Full Programme Fee: S$4,725

    3 Credit Course Fee:
    S$450 (Credit)
    S$240 (Audit)

    1.5 Credit Course Fee:
    S$225 (Credit)
    S$120 (Audit)

    *For CS102, as each student shall receive one-on-one mentoring from a Spiritual Director, the fee for this 1.5 Cr course is S$450

  • Credits Required

    30

    22.5 Credits (Core)

    7.5 (Elective)

Minimum Qualifications &
Admission Pre-requisites

  • A BGST Certificate with a minimum average grade of B minus (B-).

  • A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5; those who do not possess a first degree may take a BGST class for audit or credit before deciding to enter into a programme.

  • Applicants who have completed previous biblical or theological studies may be able to apply for credit transfers or obtain advance standing; approval for such applications will be at the discretion of BGST.

  • English proficiency will be considered for international students : TOEFL Required Scores: • Paper-based = 550 points • Computer-based = 213 points • Internet-based = 78 points | IELTS Required Score: 6

  • Personal and spiritual aspects of the applicant will be considered.

Testimonial

Paul Yeo, GDCS Graduate

What I like the most about the BGST Graduate Diploma programme is Blended Learning. Lectures are available online for me to listen to repeatedly and this flexibility to tap on learning content either while commuting or at home provide me with learning at my own pace and time.  "Live" sessions are also free up for engaging discussions with lecturers and classmates, and these sessions really clarify and supplement the recorded lectures.

Graduation Requirements

  • Submitted a completed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar’s Office by March 31st of the year they wish to graduate in.

  • Satisfactorily completed all requirements (30 Credits) for the programme by April 30th of the year they wish to graduate in.

  • Attained a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8.

  • No outstanding payments to BGST.