Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Theology

Qualification code: 90160
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 112113
APS/AS: 20
Rules:
The degree comprises of 30 modules. First level or NQF level 5 comprises of 10 modules; Second level or NQF level 6 comprises of 10 modules and Third level or NQF level 7 comprises of 10 modules.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of this qualification is to deliver learners who can critically apply focused analysis, knowledge and skills in the service and leadership - both lay and ordained - of Christian communities, community organisations and society. This interdisciplinary Qualification produces life-long theological learners who are equipped to raise and debate current issues in African and international contexts. The Qualification also seeks to enable learners develop, clarify and articulate a value system from a Christian perspective. This Qualification is intended for consciousness-raising of learners with respect to issues of justice such as gender, social disparity, disability and the environment, and enable them to develop transformative communities, and contribute to the development of the society as a whole.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants (new applicants & Unisa students who applied for admission to a new qualification) may only register if they have received an offer of placement from Unisa and have accepted the offer online. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. 
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2023 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Please click on the modules below to see further information

First level

Second level

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
MNY2602 - Moving with the People: The Church in Globalised Cities Pre-requisite:MNY1501
MNY2603 - Worship and Preaching in Diverse Communities Pre-requisite:MNY1502
SCR2601 - The Foundation of New Testament Identities: From Letters to the Gospels Pre-requisite:SCR1501
SCR2602 - Life Orientation and Biblical Interpretation
SCR2603 - Christianity changed the World Pre-requisite:THE1503
THE2602 - Faith, Church and Culture Pre-requisite:THE1501
THE2603 - Ethics and Spirituality Pre-requisite:THE1502
THE2604 - Christianity in South Africa Pre-requisite:THE1503
Group B. Select two modules from the list below. To continue with the subject Ministry, at least one must be selected from MNY2601, MNY2604 or MNY2605
MNY2601 - Working with Children and Young People in Communities Pre-requisite:MNY1501
MNY2604 - Developing Faith and Youth Work Pre-requisite:MNY1502
MNY2605 - Women in Society and Church Pre-requisite:THE1502
THE2601 - Faith, Jesus and Social Change Pre-requisite:THE1501

Third level

Select two majors from Scripture, Theology, and Ministry. A major subject consists of FOUR modules
PLUS both compulsory capstone modules from Group A.

Module (Please click on the module to see further information) Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
BTH3701 - Integrated Theological Praxis Recommendation:It is recommended that students register for this module in the final semester of study
BTH3702 - Research in Theology Recommendation:It is recommended that students register for this module in the final semester of study
Group B. If Scripture is one of your majors, select FOUR of the following modules, plus one of either BTH3701 OR BTH3702. It is recommended that you select two New Testament and two Old Testament modules
SCR3701 - Legacy of New Testament Identities: The Establishment of Christendom (Offered from 2023) Pre-requisite:SCR1501, SCR1503 & SCR2601
SCR3702 - New Testament Identities Today: Christian Discourses in the Public Spheres of Contemporary Culture (offered from 2024)
SCR3703 - Bible, Gender, and Ecology Pre-requisite:SCR1502
SCR3704 - Bible, Power, Politics, and Poverty Pre-requisite:SCR1502
SCR3705 - Reading the Old Testament to create new religious texts Pre-requisite:SCR1502
Group C. If Theology is one of your majors, select FOUR of the following modules, plus one of either BTH3701 OR BTH3702
THE3701 - Faith, Science and Environment Pre-requisite:THE2602, THE2603 & THE2604
THE3702 - Faith, the Spirit and the Future Pre-requisite:THE2602, THE2603 & THE2604
THE3703 - Contemporary Church History: Change Agents and Ecumenism Pre-requisite:THE2602, THE2603 & THE2604
THE3704 - Sexual Ethics Pre-requisite:THE2602, THE2603 & THE2604
THE3705 - Church and Society across the Ages Pre-requisite:THE2602, THE2603 & THE2604
Group D. If Ministry is one of your majors, select FOUR of the following modules, plus one of either BTH3701 OR BTH3702
MNY3701 - Facilitating Anti-Racism, Healing and Justice Pre-requisite:(MNY2602, MNY2603) & (MNY2601 or MNY2604 or MNY2605)
MNY3702 - Together Towards Life: Intercultural and Interreligious Encounters Pre-requisite:(MNY2602, MNY2603) & (MNY2601 or MNY2604 or MNY2605)
MNY3703 - Christian Social Ethics Pre-requisite:(MNY2602, MNY2603) & (MNY2601 or MNY2604 or MNY2605)
MNY3704 - Organising and Leading Faith Communities in the African context Pre-requisite:(MNY2602, MNY2603) & (MNY2601 or MNY2604 or MNY2605)
MNY3705 - Pastoral Care in African contexts Pre-requisite:(MNY2602, MNY2603) & (MNY2601 or MNY2604 or MNY2605)