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New Testament and Early Christian Studies

Postgraduate Courses

Why Postgraduate Studies in New Testament?

The New Testament and Early Christian Studies Unit at Unisa is among the largest of its kind in the world, and can offer post-graduate students the best possible guidance and expertise in South Africa. Many of our staff members are world-renowned scholars in their particular fields and leaders in the South African context. In addition the magnificent research facilities and the excellent library service at Unisa offer postgraduate students research opportunities second to none in the southern hemisphere. Students who do not live in Pretoria are not at a disadvantage, for Unisa is the world leader in distance education and the efficient library service at Unisa ensures that students can request any book or research article and have it delivered free of charge wherever they may be.

We believe that our major asset is our personnel and here our Unit is fortunate to have some of the leading New Testament scholars.

Honours

Master's

On the Masters level students can enroll for one of two options: A structured Masters degree which consists of a number of prescribed papers and a short dissertation or students can opt for a Masters degree which consists of a dissertation only.

Apart from Masters degrees in Biblical Studies, New Testament Theology and Archaeology, we offer a masters degree in Christian Spirituality.

MTh (structured) 3 papers: Methodology; History; and Area of specialisation; plus dissertation of limited scope.

MTh by dissertation only.

  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (06777)
  • Master of Theology in New Testament Full dissertation (06890 - VOL)
  • Master of Theology in Christian Spirituality Dissertation of limited scope (07706 - VBO)
  • Master of Theology in Christian Spirituality Full dissertation (07706 - VOL)
  • Master of Theology in Christian Spirituality (98466)
  • Master of Theology in Christian Spirituality (98467)
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (New Testament) (98462)
  • Master of Theology in New Testament (98479)

Doctoral

Doctoral degrees consist of a thesis only (sometimes a reading programme or doctoral examination is also required).

  • Doctor of Theology in New Testament (08842)
  • Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Biblical Studies (New Testament) (98463)
  • Doctor of Theology in Christian Spirituality (98468)
  • Doctor of Theology in New Testament (98480)