Master of Theology in Biblical and Theological Studies

Research-Based


Online


Part – Time Mode


Bilingual


90 Credits


Purpose Statement

The program Master of Theology in Biblical and Theological Studies seeks to develop intellectuals and scholars for the Church in the Arab world by deepening the emerging Arabic-speaking scholars’ research skills and expert knowledge in the fields of biblical and theological studies.

Description

The MTh in Biblical and Theological Studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary is a specialized graduate program in biblical and theological studies. It is a research-based bilingual second degree in theology. The program is designed for Arabic-speaking students with interests spanning various theological disciplines and aims to elevate critical thinking and promote strategic theological discourse within the Church.

The MTh in Biblical and Theological Studies is suitable for students who wish to advance their interest in theology to produce literature, participate in research projects, and teach in educational programs. It is also for those who want to build an academic foundation before pursuing graduate research studies (PhD). MTh in Biblical and Theological Studies aims to build on students’ previous academic experience by deepening their understanding of relevant areas of theological study. This program is highly suitable for those with an interest in exploring emergent topics of theological research at a graduate level.

Program Summary

The MTh in Biblical and Theological Studies is designed for seminary or university graduates who want to engage in graduate study in the field of theology. The program has been designed by the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) and is delivered in Arabic while incorporating strong elements of English. Students are expected to produce academic work in Arabic.

The program is delivered online in two part-time modes over a period of 2.5/3.5 years. It encourages students to develop independent study skills in researching material, producing seminar contributions, writing papers, and completing a dissertation. (A full-time option will be considered at a later stage).

The MTh in Biblical and Theological Studies program consists of 90 ECTS credits and operates in a modular structure. The program is divided into two parts:
- Part One consists of 66 ECTS credits made up of 60 core credits (including biblical languages) and 6 elective credits.
- Part Two of the program consists of a dissertation accounting for 24 credits (approximately 20,000 words).

The MTh in Biblical and Theological Studies program consists of:

MASTER OF THEOLOGY

IN BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

CORE MODULES

ELECTIVES

THESIS

Research Methodology

6

Hebrew

4

Courses

6

Final Project

18

Bible

16

Greek

4

 

 

 

 

Theology

16

English

4

 

 

 

 

Directed Study

10

Mentoring

2

 

 

 

 

Proposal

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

52

+

14

+

6

+

18

90 ECTS CREDITS