Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Theology and Ministry

12 months
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The Theology and Ministry programme from University of Pretoria aims to offer advanced theological knowledge and practical skills that meet the needs of the ministry. Church-specific training and formation are offered in co-operation with the church partners involved.


Key Features

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. The Theology and Ministry programme is offered by University of Pretoria.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dogmatics and Christian ethics
  • Science of religion and missiology
  • Church history and church polity
  • New Testament studies 
  • Old Testament studies
  • Practical theology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

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 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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Theology and Ministry
University of Pretoria


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