The Faculty, which offers the Old and New Testament programme at the Stellenbosch University, traces its institutional roots back to 1859 and 15 decades of theology has been taught at Stellenbosch. Today it is an open and ecumenical faculty of Stellenbosch University. The Faculty presents theology from a Christian perspective. The Faculty has agreements with the Dutch Reformed Church, the Uniting Reformed Church, the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa and the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and trains many of their students. But in fact our students represent a wide range of churches in South Africa and other countries. There is a particularly noticeable increase in the percentage of foreign, postgraduate students.
What we offer
The Faculty consists of three discipline groups: Old and New Testament; Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology; and Practical Theology and Missiology. Postgraduate programmes are offered by the three discipline groups.
Our discipline groups work together from within their respective disciplines to explore the research areas for concerted research chosen by the Faculty. The Faculty focuses on research about the promotion of human dignity (including combating poverty) as part of the Hope Project. Other research areas are: theology and the quest for a hermeneutical approach; the problem of the public ministry of the church; the interplay between ministry and community development. Working as an increasingly integrated team, we do research on theological-exegetical issues, as well as on historical, diaconical and pastoral issues. The understanding of God within postmodernity and the African context plays an important role.
- A supervisor may, after consultation with the discipline concerned, require a minimum period of six months' residence for MTh students from outside Southern Africa.
- Context of the Bible OT
- Context of the New Testament
- Context of the Old Testament
- Criticism of the Bible OT
- Criticism of the New Testament
- Criticism of the Old Testament
- Reception of the Bible OT
- Reception of the New Testament
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology View 58 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Your contract
- Student support form (Students with special needs)
- Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
- Proof of English Language proficiency
International1918 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1918 EUR per year during 12 months.
National1918 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1918 EUR per year during 12 months.
- R32 997
Living costs for Stellenbosch
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