Member Institutions

Member Institutions are established Christian colleges that teach the Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate and postgraduate awards. To graduate with a Sydney College of Divinity degree you must enrol in one of the Member Institutions.

Ecumenical Identity of the Sydney College of Divinity

The unity of all Christians is the will and plan of God. Unity is a gift of God. Truth is seldom discovered in isolation but rather through dialogue in diverse community. Each Christian tradition has preserved better than others one or more aspects of the mystery of God’s work in Christ. The work of unity aims at restoring the fullness of our common appreciation of that mystery.

Sydney College of Divinity aims to manifest the unity of the church by the witness it gives to cooperation in theological education.  Sydney College of Divinity is a consortium of the Member Institutions and together we celebrate faith in Christ and life in the Spirit.

What does this mean for you?

Diverse options

– Enrol in the Christian tradition college of your choice
– Choose and study units across any Member Institution while enrolled in a degree with one college
– Learn about that which is different. You can take a peep out of your provincial perspective and open yourself to the bigger picture. Ecumenism is a way of living that dares to think globally and live trustfully with differences in community
– Determine the appropriate mode of delivery for your degree program and units, as each college offers a range of study options.

Accredited awards

Sydney College of Divinity awards are accredited by TEQSA, Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education. As all the colleges deliver our awards, you can study at any college and be assured of graduating with an award that meets high standards of educational quality and is recognised and valued around the globe.

Shared curriculum

The degrees offered by the colleges are from the Sydney College of Divinity shared curriculum. This means that though the curriculum is in line with the individual colleges’ church traditions and ethos, the academic integrity of the degree program is maintained through the academic governance of the Sydney College of Divinity.

Extended library resources

As a student you will have access to libraries across all the Member Institutions. This means access to a range of quality holdings and specialist collections, including thousands of digital resources, you can access anytime from anywhere.

Reputed colleges

Our Member Institutions belong to different Christian denominations. They are established colleges who have been teaching theology for decades. They have the heart, mission-mindedness, experience and commitment to build Christians to fulfill their calling. Many are engaged with other Christian missions and partner with colleges around the globe to bring you the best learning and teaching methodologies and practices to ensure that they are meeting the changing needs of ministry.

 


Teaching bodies

To graduate with a Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) degree you must enrol in one of the Member Institutions. For Higher Degree by Research you must enrol with the SCD Graduate Research School. The Korean School of Theology offers SCD undergraduate and postgraduate awards in the Korean language. Explore our Member Institutions, the Graduate Research School and the Korean School of Theology to discover the ideal learning space for you.