Bachelor of Ministry (Honours)

About this course

The Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) (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.

This award is not approved for CRICOS study.

Course Details

Admission to the Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) requires:

  • Satisfactory completion of 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
  • Students to hold equivalent qualifications from a university or other tertiary institution.


English Proficiency

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) overall score of at least 7.0 with no subtest below 6.5.

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.

A coherent and advanced body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines related to Christian ministry, and knowledge of research principles and methods.



Cognitive and technical skills in a theologically-related body of knowledge, so that they are able to independently:

  • review, analyse, synthesise and transform theological information and identify and transmit solutions to complex ministry problems;
  • think critically, evaluate and generate complex ideas in developing new strategies in the practice of Christian ministry;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the technical skills required to design and use research in a project;
  • communicate theologically-related knowledge, skills, and ideas clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences.


Applications of Knowledge and Skills

The ability to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

  • with initiative and judgment in professional practice and/or scholarship in one or more theologically-related disciplines related to Christian ministry;
  • to adapt knowledge and skills in a particular context for Christian ministry;
  • with responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others;
  • to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence of perspective.

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.

This award is not approved for CRICOS study.
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 student at Sydney College of Divinity is designated as full-time if enrolled in three units (27 credit points )or more in a semester, or the equivalent in trimesters. Sydney College of Divinity offers a wide range of units and students have the option to study one or more units across the colleges delivering Sydney College of Divinity awards, whilst enrolled with one college.


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