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Programme: Postgraduate Diploma Theology

Code Faculty Duration Credits Download
06220030 Faculty of Theology Duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120

Programme information

The PGDip (Theology) programme offers admission to postgraduate theological studies to those
candidates who already have a three-year non-theological tertiary qualification which is equivalent to
a bachelor’s degree. It presents an opportunity to be educated in the application of Theology with a
view to certain ministries, occupations or community life. The PGDip (Theology) grants access to
further postgraduate studies in theology.

Other programme-specific information

One of the following curriculum options must be selected

  • Option A: All of the first six introductory modules of the respective subjects from the three subject groups (six modules in total).
  • Option B: Three modules (two of which are first introductory modules) from one subject group, as well as three initial introductory modules from the other two subject groups.
  • Option C: Four modules from one subject group, as well as a first introductory module each from the other two subject groups (i.e., six modules in total).

The subject groups, subjects and modules are as follows:
Group Biblical Studies
Old Testament Studies
OTW 771: Introduction to Old Testament studies I
OTW 772: Introduction to Old Testament studies II

New Testament Studies
NTW 771: Introduction to New Testament studies I
NTW 772: Introduction to New Testament studies II

Group History-Systematics
Dogmatics and Christian Ethics

DCE 771: Introduction to Dogmatics and Christian Ethics I
DCE 772: Introduction to Dogmatics and Christian Ethics II

Church History and Church Polity
KGS 771: Introduction to Church History and Church Polity I
KGS 772: Introduction to Church History and Church Polity II

Group Applied Theology
Science of Religion and Missiology
GSW 771: Introduction to science of religion and missiology I
GSW 772: Introduction to science of religion and missiology II

Practical Theology
PRT 771: Introduction to Practical Theology I
PRT 772: Introduction to Practical Theology II

(Each module: 15 credits)

TEO 767 Research report (30 credits)

Examinations and pass requirements

Each module is concluded with an examination.

Research information

For the PGDip (Theology) to be conferred with distinction, a student has to obtain at least a GPA of
75% in all six selected modules, as well as in the mini-dissertation.

Minimum credits: 120

Core modules

Elective modules


The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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