Qualifications and Fields of Study

 

The undergraduate programmes in Christian theology, church ministry and leadership give access to the postgraduate qualifications shown below. See the Faculty's Calendar here.

QUALIFICATION

FIELDS OF STUDY

DISCIPLINE GROUP AND PRESENTATION

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

First semester:

Basic orientation in -

- Ecclesiology

- Missiology

- New Testament

- Old Testament

- Practical Theology

- Systematic Theology

Second semester:

Specialisation in any one of the above and a research assignment.

All discipline groups.

Class attendance optional.

Research assignment.

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology in Christian Ministry

 

Four focal areas:

- Congregational ministry and administration

- Pastoral ministry

- Worship and communication

- Youth Ministry.

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Taught programme and experiential learning.

Students attend four blocks of lectures at the Faculty during the year.

Research assignments.

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology for students in Religion and Culture [PGDip (Theology)]  

MASTER'S PROGRAMMES

Master of Divinity (MDiv) 

Various themes resorting under the main themes:

- Church in society (pathos)

- Church - history, systematic ecclesiology, Bible and worship (logos)

- Discipleship, spirituality and ministry skills (ethos)

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Class attendance compulsory.

Coursework and research assignment.


MTh Structured programmes (889 options)
 

 

Master of Theology (MTh)

 

 

 

All discipline groups:

- Ecclesiology

- Missiology

- New Testament

- Old and New Testament

- Old Testament

- Practical Theology

- Systematic Theology

Coursework (120 credits) and
research assignment (60 credits).

MTh (Clinical Pastorate) - 

- Systematic theology (the problem of theodicy)

- Pastoral theology

- Marriage and family enrichment

- Medical ethics

- Pastorate in psychiatric settings

- Hospital pastorate

- Psychology

- Substance dependency

- Terminal care

- Pastoral counselling

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Coursework (120 credits): Students attend classes and undergo supervised practical training in institutional care.

Research assignment
(60 credits).

MTh (Ministry Practice)Themes - 

- Congregation and culture

- Development of faith communities and public spirituality

- Leadership

- Missio Dei spirituality

- Missional leadership and integration

- Trinity and identity

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

 

Coursework (120 credits): Students attend block lectures of two weeks each at the Faculty six times over a two-year period.

Research assignment (60 credits).

MTh (Youth Ministry) - 

- Problems of modern youth

- Ministry to children

- Formation of faith

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Coursework (120 credits): Students attend block lectures of two weeks each at the Faculty six times over a two-year period.

Research assignment (60 credits).

MTh Thesis programmes (879 options)

Master of Theology (MTh) 

Thesis Programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All discipline groups:

- Ecclesiology

- Missiology

- New Testament

- Old Testament

- Practical Theology

- Systematic Theology

Coursework (60 credits) and
thesis (120 credits).

MTh (Clinical Pastorate - and HIV Ministry and Counselling) -

- Clinical Work / Supervision

- Crisis and Trauma Counselling

- Dogmatic Issues

- General Pastoral Care

- Group Work

- Marriage and Family Pastoral Care

- Pastoral Counselling

- Personality and Development Psychology

- Theological Ethics in a Medical Context

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Coursework (90 credits) and
thesis (90 credits).

Full-time study for a period of at least one year OR part-time study over a period of at least two years. Clinical work under supervision for two days per week; lectures for two days per week.

Thesis on clinical pastorate.

MTh (Community Development) - 

- Multi-cultural and -generational Communication

- Practical Theological System Analysis

- Social Diaconate in the Urban and Work Environment

- The Church and the Management of Development - Leadership

- Theological Perspective on Development: Political, Economic, Social

- Value Issues and Development

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Coursework (90 credits) and
thesis (90 credits).

The programme has six modules which are taken part-time over a period of two years.

MTh (Preaching) - 

- Communication of the Gospel: Preaching and Plurality

- Homiletics and Liturgy

- Practical Theological System Analysis

- Preaching and Congregation: Sermon Evaluation

- Preaching and Moral Formation

- Trinity and Identity

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Coursework (90 credits) and
thesis (90 credits).

The programme has six modules which are taken part-time over a period of two years.

MTh (Youth Ministry) - 

- Research Methodology (Youth Work)

- Strategic Theological Planning and Analysis of Congregations

- Youth Ministry as Specialised Congregational Ministry

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology.

Coursework (60 credits) and
thesis (120 credits).

 

 

Master of Philosophy in Religion and Culture (MPhil)

 

 

Interdisciplinary understanding of the relationship between religion, culture and anthropology.

Discipline Group:
Practical Theology and Missiology and Humboldt University, Germany.

Coursework (80 credits) and
thesis (100 credits).

Duration: One to two years.

DOCTORATE PROGRAMME

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

 

All discipline groups.

Research and dissertation.