The College offers a wide range of subjects for study to suit the individual requirements of students. Hebron can offer those who complete their studies to the required standard fully accredited certificates and degrees. It has a policy of widening its awards to be validated by world-wide governing bodies of recognised professional expertise in higher education. For example, the College is currently in discussion with the Asian Theological Association and second,
the Evangelical Alliance in this Country. The College, like similar institutions, undergoes the rigorous process of being approved by an official examination of its curriculum and the meeting of it own standards, quality control by the appropriate review board to meet accreditation requirements. It also maintains and up-dates its information and technology facilities to meet the demands of its promised service.
Currently (year 2011) its awards are validated by;
AICCS - Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries
WWAC - World Wide Accreditation Commission for Christian Educational Institutions.
NATA - National Association for Theological Accreditation
ATA – Asian Theological Association (Membership status, in discussion for full accreditation)
EA - Evangelical Alliance
Students’ course work is closely supervised and subject to a programme of continuous assessment with built-in pre-arranged times for personal discussion to resolve problems that may arise. Work should be submitted on a chapter by chapter basis in order to monitor the progress of the course of study. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual student’s personal spirituality and growth in understanding of course material. The hope of the College is that on completion of a course every student will have acquired the habit of the study of Scripture as a life-long welcome discipline.
The language in communication and submission of course work at all levels of study is English. Where applicants do not have English as their first language or where their education has been given using another language then, in that event, they may be asked to avoid difficulties in completing a course by providing evidence of a test of competence in English (TOEFL) or the equivalent.
All work must be submitted using English unless the student has the expressed written permission of the International Director to use another recognised ethnic language. All monographs must be type-written or by a word processor system, printed by laser or ink-jet printer, in double-spacing using uniform margins, (not exceeding 4cm in width) and the pages numbered.
Certificate in biblical studies (Cert. BS)
There are two parts which require eight submissions not exceeding 5,000 words each as outlined on the prospectus page.
Diploma in Theology (Dip.Th)
There are four parts comprising Parts One and Two of the Certificate level, Part Three, two monographs from selected subjects and Part Four a dissertation of 20,000 words as outlined on the prospectus page.
The length of an agreed thesis or dissertation will vary according to the subject matter. Where an extended submission is requested the advice of the College through the Convenor of the Board of Examiners must be obtained. The inclusion of essential footnotes, diagrams, index and bibliography is required and where the overall submission exceeds four hundred pages presentation must be submitted in two volumes. The College allows students to submit previously acquired academic attainments or degrees validated by recognised educational bodies towards part completion of course of study. Where a student relies on such request for consideration by the College, it reserves the right to ask the applicant to produce written confirmation in support of the application.
The expected length of a dissertation or thesis taken with the College is as follows;
Bachelor’s Degree 30,000 words
Master’s Degree 50,000 words
Doctorate 70,000 words
On satisfactory completion of the course of study at degree level three bound copies (non-returnable in black boards with gold tooling), of a dissertation or thesis must be provided for examination by the Board of Examiners.