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South African Theological Seminary

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Our Master of Theology from South African Theological Seminary is a research-based degree that is fully accredited and completely online.


The Theology degree at South African Theological Seminary takes the form of a substantial research project on a topic that is relevant to your life or ministry. 

Key Features 

  • You conduct the research under the guidance of a specialist supervisor.
  • The Master of Theology is a research degree that culminates in an original thesis of 40,000 – 50,000 words. The process is divided into five phases. The minimum duration is 2 years, but the average completion time is 3 – 4 years. You have a maximum of five years to finish.

Programme Structure

  • Phase 1 begins when you enrol. It consists of a two online courses: GEN4121 Theological Orientation and MRS5240 Research Concept Development.
  • Phase 2 requires you to draft and submit a formal research proposal, which you do in consultation with your appointed supervisor, a scholar specialising in the field of the research. The phase ends when the SATS Research Committee approves your research proposal.
  • Phases 3 – 4 are where you conduct the research and write the thesis, under the tutelage of your appointed supervisor.
  • Phase 5 is about examination! You submit your dissertation for internal and external examination, making the required improvements. You must also submit an article based on the thesis.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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You can enrol at SATS at any time of the year.





Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Theology from South African Theological Seminary, a candidate must have maintained an above-average grade in their previous degree. Additionally, a candidate must meet one of these admission requirements:

  • An accredited four-year Bachelor Honours degree in a theological field.
  • An accredited Bachelor Honours degree in another field accompanied by an accredited Diploma or Bachelor in Theology.

Tuition Fee


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