Programme: PhD (Biblical Studies) (New Testament and Related Literature)

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Code Faculty Department
06265034 Faculty of Theology and Religion Department: New Testament Studies
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Programme information

Also refer to General Academic Regulations G42-G55.

The outcome of a PhD is highly specialised, research-based knowledge and expertise.

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant master’s degree
  2. At least 65% for the research component at master’s level
  3. Students who obtained 63% to 64% may be considered for PhD Preparatory studies
  4. English language proficiency as determined by a proficiency test
  5. Hebrew passed at second-year level of the bachelor’s degree (for the MTh in Old Testament Studies) or an admissions examination may be required
  6. Greek passed at second-year level of the bachelor’s degree (for the MTh New Testament Studies)
    an admissions examination may be required

Note: The MDiv qualification or a qualification not directly correlated to Theology may be considered for admission to a preparatory year

Examinations and pass requirements

Examination regulations applicable to doctorates in the faculty
A doctorate is conferred on a student only if he or she has complied with all the requirements laid down in faculty regulations: An examined thesis and oral examination. The doctorate is not conferred with distinction.

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

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