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Welcome to the Faculty of Theology and Religion Welcome to the Faculty of Theology and Religion

We extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to our dedicated Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of the Free State. Here, you will find a wealth of information, resources, and insights into our academic community and the diverse theological fields we explore.

What You Can Discover:

  1. Academic Excellence: Explore the diverse programs, courses, and research opportunities that our faculty offers. Whether you are a prospective student, a current learner, or a researcher, you'll find valuable information to support your academic journey.
  2. Engaging Community: Join our vibrant community of scholars, theologians, and learners. We actively engage with various church denominations and institutions, making us a hub for theological discourse and collaboration.
  3. Resources and Support: Access our library services and subject-specific resources through our user-friendly Library, making your academic pursuits more accessible.
  4. Contact Us: Have questions or need assistance? Don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our dedicated academic advisors are here to guide you through your theological journey. click to email

We look forward to connecting with you and sharing the enriching world of theology and religion.


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Welcome to the Faculty of Theology and Religion

Are you interested in pursuing a qualification in Theology and Religion?

We invite you to explore the diverse undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of the Free State. Our faculty is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education in these fields, and we welcome students from all backgrounds.

Whether you're passionate about theology, religious studies, or related disciplines, we have a range of academic programs to suit your interests and career goals. Our commitment to research, teaching, and community engagement makes us a knowledge partner in various academic communities, church denominations, and broader society.

To discover more about our programs, admission requirements, and the opportunities available at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, please send us an email for the personal touch 

Join us in the heart of South Africa and embark on a journey of academic and personal growth. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant academic community!

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Postgraduate Studies

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Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

The Postgraduate Diploma in Theology is a multi-disciplinary programme focusing on contextual interaction and the development of ministerial skills. The qualification requires students to be actively involved in a faith community.

Bachelor of Theology Honours

The Bachelor of Theology Honours degree is a postgraduate specialisation programme. The following exciting disciplines are available in this programme: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Polity, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Missiology or Religion Studies.

Master’s degree

The Master of Theology can either be obtained through coursework and a mini-dissertation or as a research master’s degree. The following exciting disciplines are available in this programme: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Polity, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Missiology or Religion Studies. In addition, there is also an option for Bible Translation and Bible Translation Management.

Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Divinity BDiv

The Bachelor of Divinity is a professional bachelor’s degree designed in consultation with Christian churches. It offers a comprehensive and thorough theological-critical and disciplinary foundation in terms of knowledge, theory, principles, and skills required for a career in ministry, as well as a high level of independence and development in research capacity. The programme is recognised by churches, associations, and societies, as it develops graduates to demonstrate meaningful initiatives and responsibilities within a professional context.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements of the BDiv, you can consider the Bachelor of Divinity Extended Curriculum Programme or the Higher Certificate in Theology.

Advanced Diploma in Theology

Whether you are interested in entering the field of theology to develop discernment and ministry skills or just for personal enrichment, if you completed a diploma (at least 360 credits at NQF-Level 6) in any field,this qualification is for you!

The Advanced Diploma in Theology offers an intensive, focused, and applied specialisation that meets the challenges and requirements of the ministry in different contexts. This is accompanied by a deep and systematic understanding of theological disciplines, theory, and practice. Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Theology opens the possibility of postgraduate studies in selected theological fields. 

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Doctoral degree

The Doctor of Theology degree requires candidates to undertake comprehensive research (70 000–100 000 words) at the most advanced academic level in one of the following disciplines of Theology: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Polity, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Missiology or Religion Studies. In addition, there is also an option for Bible Translation and Bible Translation Management. Candidates should have a high level of research capability in order to make a significant and original academic contribution.


FACULTY CONTACT

Academic Adviser
T: +27 51 401 2786
E: theology@ufs.ac.za

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