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

Programme outcomes:

SAQA ID: 101228

 

On the basis of a basic introduction to and overview of Christian Theology, the student should be able to:

 

  • function effectively in facets of one or more 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 Honours BA Theology.

 

 

Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv)

Programme outcomes:

SAQA ID: 99023

 

  • Equips graduates with an extensive knowledge base, analytical and interpretative skills to guide systematic reflection, critical and valid interpretation and arguing of the theories and established techniques relevant to the different sub-disciplines; 
  • Communicate detailed knowledge coherently and effectively in well-formulated arguments to individuals and a wide range of audiences, 
  • Be able to communicate information in terms of a written research report, utilising advanced academic discourses, based on the interrogation of multiple sources, the capability to solve problems, and independently and with integrity manage and apply well developed processes of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. 

 

Articulation for further study:

  • The BDiv degree provides admission to an applicable Masters Degree (provided the final year of the BDiv curriculum was completed with an average of at least 65%). 

 

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.