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UFS Bachelor of Divinity (Extended Programme) Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of the Free State (UFS) Bachelor of Divinity (Extended Programme).

Undergraduate Studies
Theology booklet 2022

Higher Certificate in Theology HCert (Theology)

The Higher Certificate in Theology offers general and basic introductory knowledge on the study of Christian ministry. This includes training on appropriate skills that will equip Christian leaders to make a meaningful impact in communities and on the development of churches.

Bachelor of Divinity BDiv

The Bachelor of Divinity is a professional bachelor’s degree designed in consultation with Christian churches. It offers a comprehensive and thorough theological-critical and disciplinary foundation in terms of knowledge, theory, principles, and skills required for a career in ministry, as well as a high level of independence and development in research capacity. The programme is recognised by churches, associations, and societies, as it develops graduates to demonstrate meaningful initiatives and responsibilities within a professional context.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements of the BDiv, you can consider the Bachelor of Divinity Extended Curriculum Programme or the Higher Certificate in Theology.

Advanced Diploma in Theology

Whether you are interested in entering the field of theology to develop discernment and ministry skills or just for personal enrichment, if you completed a diploma (at least 360 credits at NQF-Level 6) in any field, this qualification is for you!

The advanced Diploma in Theology offers an intensive, focused, and applied specialisation that meets the challenges and requirements of the ministry in different contexts. This is accompanied by a deep and systematic understanding of theological disciplines, theory, and practice. Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Theology opens the possibility of postgraduate studies in selected theological fields.

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For admission requirements, please consult the Rule Book 2021
For more information, please contact the academic adviser at theology@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate Studies

Notice of Submission form M&D 2021

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

The Postgraduate Diploma in Theology is a multi-disciplinary programme focusing on contextual interaction and the development of ministerial skills. The qualification requires students to be actively involved in a faith community.

For admission requirements, please consult the Rule Book 2021

For more information, please contact the academic adviser at theology@ufs.ac.za

Bachelor of Theology Honours

The Bachelor of Theology Honours degree is a postgraduate specialisation programme. The following exciting disciplines are available in this programme: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Polity, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Missiology or Religion Studies.

For admission requirements, please consult the Rule Book 2021

For more information on the honours programme in the other theological disciplines, please contact the academic adviser at theology@ufs.ac.za

Master’s degree

The Master of Theology can either be obtained through coursework and a mini-dissertation or as a research master’s degree. The following exciting disciplines are available in this programme: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Polity, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Missiology or Religion Studies. In addition, there is also an option for Bible Translation and Bible Translation Management.

For admission requirements, please consult the Rule Book 2021

For more information on the master’s programme in the other theological disciplines, please contact the academic adviser at theology@ufs.ac.za

Doctoral degree

The Doctor of Theology degree requires candidates to undertake comprehensive research (70 000–100 000 words) at the most advanced academic level in one of the following disciplines of Theology: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Polity, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Missiology or Religion Studies. In addition, there is also an option for Bible Translation and Bible Translation Management. Candidates should have a high level of research capability in order to make a significant and original academic contribution.

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For admission requirements, please consult the Rule book 2021

For more information on the doctoral programme in other theological disciplines, please contact the academic adviser at theology@ufs.ac.za

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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