Doctoral Degree

Doctoral degree in Theology

360 credits

The Doctoral degree in Theology is achieved through the successful completion of a thesis of 65,000 to 80,000 words on a religious/theological research area of the student’s choice from the following options:

  • Dogmatics;
  • Ethics;
  • Greek;
  • Homiletics;
  • Catechetics;
  • Church and Dogma History,
  • Church Polity,
  • Liturgics, Missiology,
  • New Testament,
  • Old Testament,
  • Pastoral Studies,
  • Semitic Languages.

This programme is open to those graduates who have gained a research Master’s degree in Theology (or related subject) that is accredited in the internationally acknowledged sense of the word and for which grades have been achieved of 65% or above.

The thesis for the Doctoral degree in Theology will embody independent research work of distinction, and successful graduates will be expected to publish at least one article derived from the thesis.

A Research Proposal should first be submitted to the promoters prepared in accordance with NWU guidelines provided specifically for this purpose.


An exciting and challenging experience

Studying with Greenwich School of Theology has been an exciting and challenging experience. The academics are of the highest standards and the work is…

Gareth StewartPhD Missiology, 2017

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All Theology Degrees are conferred by North-West University, South Africa, an accredited institution

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