12 months
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The Theology programme from University of Pretoria offers admission to postgraduate theological studies to those candidates who already have a three-year non-theological tertiary qualification which is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.


Key Features

The Theology programme from University of Pretoria presents an opportunity to be educated in the application of Theology with a view to certain ministries, occupations or community life. The PGDip (Theology) grants access to further postgraduate studies in theology.

The Faculty of Theology and Religion is one of the leading theological institutions in South Africa and in Africa at large. It is known for its quality research, relevant teaching and learning programmes, and community engagement, especially through its Centres.

The University of Pretoria has the oldest fully-fledged Faculty of Theology and Religion in South Africa, and our Faculty is rated first in Africa and 14th in the world in terms of research impact. This is proof of the high standard at which theology is practised at the University of Pretoria and the fact that academic excellence is a non-negotiable trait of the Faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Testament studies 
  • New Testament studies
  • Dogmatics and Christian Ethics 
  • Church History and Church Polity
  • Religion and missiology 
  • Practical Theology 
  • Community Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Relevant non-theological tertiary qualification (at least NQF-level 7)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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