Also refer to General Academic Regulations G16-G29.
The purpose of this programme is to provide qualifying students the opportunity to obtain specialised knowledge, skills and applied competence on a first postgraduate level in a particular field or fields of Theology.
The BAHons is conferred on a student if the student has complied with the following minimum period of study: One academic year after the qualification has been obtained by virtue of which admission to the study has been granted.
- BTh (or equivalent) degree or Diploma in Theology (completed at UP) or relevant diploma in Theology (not completed at UP) and one-year programme with the Centre for Contextual Ministry with a 65% weighted average
- A weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level
- Hebrew passed at first-year level of the bachelor’s degree – for the BA Hons (Old Testament Studies)
- Greek passed at first-year level of the bachelor’s degree – for the BA Hons (New Testament Studies)
- Religion Studies passed at final-year level of the bachelor’s degree – for the BA Hons (Religion Studies)
Examinations and pass requirements
Examination regulations applicable to honours degrees in the faculty
A student may not sit for an examination for the honours degree more than twice in the same module, subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department. A percentage mark is given provided that the pass mark is at least 50%.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who obtains a weighted average (GPA) of 75% (not rounded) in all the prescribed modules, provided not one of the modules had been failed previously and that the programme was completed within the minimum prescribed period.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.