Bachelor of Theology

NQF Level Credits Duration Mode SAQA ID
8 480 4 Year Contact 90914

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.

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 comprises block teaching with students working on campus attending lessons, interspersed with work integrated learning periods on placement working closely with placement supervisors.


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 the 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 subject to SAQA Equivalency.

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 considers 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


  •  Academic Literacy & Writing  
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies 
  • Church History  
  • Systematic Theology 1  
  • Introduction to New Testament Greek  
  • Theology and Practice of Transformation and Contextualisation


  • Biblical Studies in Context  
  • Spirituality and Pastoral Practice  
  • Systematic Theology 2  
  • Transforming Christian Education  
  • Liturgy  
  • Anglican Studies  
  • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew


  • The Bible in the World Today  
  • Christianity and the Church in Africa  
  • Christian Ethics  
  • Homiletics  
  • Systematic Theology 3  
  • Pastoral Care  
  • Theology and Development



  • Exploring the Anglican Way  
  • Research for Transformation  
  • Ministry: Theology & Practice



  • 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