Welcome to the College of Transfiguration, NPC - a provincial centre for the training of Anglican clergy.

THE BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY PROGRAMME

The Bachelor of Theology is intended to provide prospective candidates for the ministry in the church with a professional preparation that will enable them to function as church practitioners, with high level skills in theological analysis, interpretation and application, to function as acknowledged leaders in church and society, and as agents of transformation. The programme was recorded by SAQA on the National Qualifications Framework in 2013. LP ID 90914. 
 
All courses in the first three years of the qualification are core courses. Electives become available in the fourth year of study and are offered on a rotational basis. The fourth year of study includes block teaching with students spending two seven week periods on placement working closely with placement supervisors and four block sessions of between 3-6 weeks working on campus with academic staff at the College.


Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate as certified by Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education Training, with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects from those designated list in the Minimum Admission Requirements for Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor's Degree Programmes requiring a National Senior Certificate, Government Gazette, Vol. 482, No. 27961, 18 August 2005. 
 
Applicants with different qualifications may only be admitted if they are judged equivalent by the designated equivalence-setting bodies. Alternatively a Higher Certificate or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field will satisfy the minimum requirement. 
 
Applicants with a tertiary qualification at an accredited institution registered by the Department of Education will be admitted. A tertiary qualification at a foreign institution accredited by a 'recognised' accrediting body or by the institution's national government will be admitted. 
 
Students who do not meet any one of these requirements may apply for exemption by recognition of prior learning. Each application will be considered on its merits. Amongst other criteria the College of Transfiguration will consider the student's suitability for the programme, literacy level and previous work experience. Those from disadvantaged and/or previously disadvantaged communities will be given special consideration.


* Subject to Change: The Diploma curriculum is undergoing a curriculum enhancement review.




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MODULES

FIRST YEAR

  •  Academic Literacy & Resource Management 
  • Theology and Practice of Transformation and Contextualisation 
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies 
  • Introduction to New TEstament Greek 
  • Church History 
  • Systematic Theology 1
SECOND YEAR 
  • Biblical Studies in Context 
  • Spirituality and Pastoral Practice 
  • Systematic Theology 2 
  • Liturgy 
  • Anglican Studies 
  • Transforming Christian Education 
  • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
THIRD YEAR 
  • The Bible in the World Today 
  • Christianity and the Church in Africa 
  • Christian Ethics 
  • Homiletics 
  • Systematics Theology 3 
  • Pastoral Care 
  • Theology and Development
FOURTH YEAR 
 
CORE: 
  • Exploring the Anglican Way 
  • Research for Transformation 
  • Ministry: Theology and Practice 
 ELECTIVES: 
  • Reading the Bible with the Church 
  • New Testament Theology for Today 
  • Doing Theology with Southern African Women 
  • Jesus in our Times 
  • Family Life and Church Ministry 
  • Ecumenical Theology