Contact

Call Centre: 018 285 5900

E-mail: DistancePotch@nwu.ac.za

Students based in Namibia

E-mail: UODL-Namibia@nwu.ac.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Overview

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.

Purpose of programme - General training to equip pastors for ministry. The programme is presented from a Reformed as well as a Pentecostal perspective.

Admission

The requirement for the BTh qualification is a Senior Certificate that complies with the minimum statutory matriculation requirements for admission to a bachelor's degree and an APS score of 24 or higher.

Duration - The minimum study period for this qualification is 3 years of study. The maximum period is 6 years. In extraordinary cases, students can apply for an extension of the study period.

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)

Overview

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.

Purpose of programme - Specific training for pastors in the Reformed Churches as it has the required languages included.

Admission

Applicants must adhere to the minimum statutory requirements for B-degree studies at a university in SA. English level 4 (50-59%) and an APS score of at least 24.

Duration - The minimu study period for this qualification is 4 years of study. The maximum period is 8 years. In extraordinary cases, students can apply for an extension of the study period.

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

 

 

BTh Hons in Christian Ministry (3EF L01) 

Overview

Note: 

  • The qualification is phasing out
  • No new applications will be accepted from 2021
  • Only pipeline students will be accommodated in the qualification
 
SAQA ID:  112938 
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

 

 

BTh Hons (3EG L01) 

Overview

Note: This programme is phasing in from 2021

SAQA ID:  49133 
 
 

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