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|Duration of study: 2 years||Total credits: 240|
- An honours degree in Biblical and Religious Studies; or
- An approved four-year bachelor’s degree as approved by the head of department.
Teaching or other experience in a relevant field will be taken into account.
Prospective students may be required to do additional work/modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.
Modules to the value of 15 credits may be selected from any other faculty as substitute for one of the above core modules.
Minimum credits: 120
Module content:Study of the scientific research process (methodology).
Module content:Theory of Biblical interpretations and the practical application thereof.
Module content:Study of the principles of this discipline as well as study of selected excavations in the lands of the Bible.
Module content:Study of the principles of Biblical historiography as such and the study of the characteristics of historical texts in the Bible.
Module content:Study of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and African religions.
Module content:Study of the principles of exegesis as well as practical exegesis of selected texts of the Old and New Testaments.
Module content:Study of Old and New Testament theology.
Module content:Study of the values and ethical institutions in the time of the Bible as well as practical application in the modern context.
Minimum credits: 120
Mini-dissertation on a theme chosen in collaboration with the department which relates to one of the modules that are studied in the programme, constituting 7 000-10 000 words written under supervision of a supervising lecturer. The study entails scholastic and advanced research of a selected specialist area. Planning, researching and managing processes within broad parameters and functions are required. Use of computer programs for analysis and report writing. Complete accountability for achieving and evaluating personal and/or group output. Entry to doctoral and further research education, and to research-based occupations.
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