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About this program

Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

This program offers general theological education to students who have passed the National Senior Certificate with admission to degree studies. It also provides a basis for denominational programs, formation and practical training with a view to the ministry.

Admission requirements

  • The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.
  • Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB/
  • Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to Brochure: Newcomer’s Guide 2021.
  • School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor’s status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum: Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic information management 111
  • Academic information management 121
  • Academic literacy 110
  • Academic literacy for Theology 120
  • Academic orientation 105

Core modules

  • Introduction to the New Testament 111
  • Gospels: Mark and Matthew 121
  • Introduction to the world of the Old Testament 111
  • Narratives in the Old Testament 121
  • Practical Theology: Introduction and insertion 111
  • Theory of religion 110
  • Introduction to the study of religion 121
  • Faith and stories 111
  • History of Christianity in Southern Africa 121

Curriculum: Year 2

Core modules

  • Gospels: Luke-Acts 211
  • Johannine literature 221
  • Old Testament exegesis and former prophets 211
  • Poetry and apocalypses 221
  • Practical Theology: Understanding and interpreting I 211
  • Practical Theology: Understanding and interpreting II 221
  • Key concepts and topics in missiology 211
  • Theologies of the South 221
  • Faith and beliefs 211
  • Being human 221
  • Theology in history 224
  • Christian spirituality: Christian spiritual practices 220

Curriculum: Final year

Core modules

  • Community engagement 301
  • Paul 311
  • Deutero- and Trito-Pauline writings 321
  • The Pentateuch 311
  • The Prophets 321
  • Practical Theology: Discerning and imagining 311
  • Practical Theology: Living the faith 321
  • Mission in practice 311
  • Church planting 321
  • Church and community 311
  • Living as Christians 314
  • Contemporary theological discourses I 321

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please contact the University.


Total credits: 367

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Theology and Religion

The Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria is one of the leading theological institutions in Africa and is known for its relevant teaching and learning programmes, as well as its community engagement. As far as teaching...

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Theology and Religion

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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