All the candidates who follow these programmes are students of the NWU and are subjected to the same benefits and responsibilities, economically and otherwise, as students on campus.

These programmes will, however, also by offered at various other theological institutions with which the Faculty of Theology has co-operation agreements.  These agreements are also honoured by the Unit for Open Distance Learning.

 

BTh in Christian Ministry (3DG H01)

SAQA ID: 101228

This programme is a basic introduction to and overview of Christian Theology, which equips students for ecclesiastical ministry in a multicultural context. The student will be able to do valid interpretation and application of the Bible (with tools). The student will also be equipped for pastoral counselling and will be able to think and act in an ethical manner, be value driven, and engaged in community development.

Admission

Matriculation exemption and APS of 24 or M-score of 13. Students with age exemption will also be considered.

Method of Delivery

Distance:

The Faculty of Theology is utilizing a blended learning method of delivery for the BTh in Christian Ministry qualification. The lecturers have developed online modules to enable self-directed learning on the side of the student. That means that the student works on his/her own and communicates with the lecturer and submits all the assignments online on our electronic platform (eFundi). Students write exams at exam centres close (usually) to them.

It is important to note that a person should be in possession of a computer and have good access to internet if he/she would like to do distance studies. It is also the student's responsibility to find the books that are needed.

Registration

 

Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv)

Programme name: BDiv 3BD K01

SAQA ID: 99023

This programme prepares ministers for ecclesiastical ministry in the reformed churches. The student will be able to do valid interpretation and application of the Bible. The student will also be equipped for pastoral counselling and will be able to think and act in an ethical manner, be value driven, and engaged in community development.

Admission

Matriculation exemption and APS of 24 or M-score of 13. Students with age exemption will also be considered.

Method of Delivery

Distance:

The Faculty of Theology is utilizing a blended learning method of delivery for the BDiv qualification. The lecturers have developed online modules to enable self-directed learning on the side of the student. That means that the student works on his/her own and communicates with the lecturer and submits all the assignments online on our electronic platform (eFundi). Students write exams at exam centres close (usually) to them.

It is important to note that a person should be in possession of a computer and have good access to internet if he/she would like to do distance studies. It is also the student's responsibility to find the books that are needed.

Registration

Interested students need to contact Mrs Ami du Toit at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches of South Africa

 

HONS BA in Theology

Hons BA (Theology) is an advanced qualification in Christian Theology, which progresses from a first degree in Theology/Biblical Studies or an equivalent qualification. 

The study can be conducted either full time or part time.

 

Programme outcomes: 

SAQA ID: 49133

On the basis of intermediate advanced teaching and learning in Christian Theology, students should be able to:

  • function effectively in facets of the following: valid interpretation and application of the Bible (with tools), ecclesiastical ministry, pastoral counselling, ethical orientation and establishment of values, community development;
  • function in a multicultural and international context;
  • register for an MA in Theology.

 

BTh Hons in Christian Ministry (3EF L01)

SAQA ID
HEQSF nr:  H11/11860/HEQSF
 

This is an advanced qualification in Christian Theology. The student will be further equipped for ecclesiastical ministry in a multicultural context. The student will be able to do valid interpretation and application of the Bible (with tools). The student will also be equipped for pastoral counselling and will be able to think and act in an ethical manner, be value driven, and engaged in community development.

Admission

In possession of an accredited B-degree in Theology with an average of 60% in the 3rd year.

In special circumstances, the Faculty may admit a student who is in possession of a non-Theological B-degree to Honours study in Theology. The successful completion of certain prescribed undergraduate BTh modules (120 credits), with a minimum passing rate of 60%, are required.

Method of Delivery

Distance:

The Faculty of Theology is utilizing a blended learning method of delivery for the BTh Hons in Christian Ministry qualification. The lecturers have developed online modules to enable self-directed learning on the side of the student. That means that the student works on his/her own and communicates with the lecturer and submits all the assignments online on our electronic platform (eFundi). Students write exams at exam centres close (usually) to them.

It is important to note that a person should be in possession of a computer and have good access to internet if he/she would like to do distance studies. It is also the student's responsibility to find the books that are needed.

Registration