Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria! We are proud to be one of the world's most esteemed and highly regarded faculties in this field and one of the oldest and most prestigious in South Africa.

While our focus is on Christian theology and our foundation is rooted in the Christian religion, we offer a context that encourages understanding and appreciation of various faith traditions. By exploring cultural and spiritual diversity and promoting universal values such as peace, love, tolerance, kindness, and social welfare, we strive to positively impact our world.

At our faculty, we embrace the UP Way. This means providing our students with exceptional teaching and comprehensive support systems to ensure timely graduation as creative and critical thinkers. Equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, you will be prepared for the post-university world, whether you're embarking on your career or seeking your first job. By following the UP Way, we aspire to transform lives and uplift society, playing a role in the betterment of God's created order.

Our faculty serves as a home for those who wish to delve into the origins of various religious ideas and explore how different faiths can contribute to positive change in the world. Here, we ask intriguing questions, conduct ground-breaking research, and engage in lively debates within a welcoming and inclusive environment.

By joining the Faculty of Theology and Religion at UP, you have the opportunity to become more than you ever imagined. You can become an agent of transformation, embodying respect and service and fostering charity and goodwill towards all. We sincerely hope that you will consider becoming part of our cherished community in the near future!

Prof Rantoa Letšosa
Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion

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