Master’s Research Degrees in Theology

Master’s degree in Theology (Dissertation)

180 credits

This Master’s Degree in Theology is a research degree. Access to this degree programme requires a BA (Hons) in Theology/Religious Education or an equivalent theology/religious education qualification, for which grades have been achieved of 65% or above. Success in gaining this degree provides direct access to the Doctoral degree programme.

A dissertation of not less than 35 000 words on a religious/theological research area of the student’s choice from the following options:

  • Apologetics;
  • Catechetics;
  • Church and Dogma History;
  • Church Polity;
  • Dogmatics;
  • Ethics;
  • Homiletics;
  • Liturgics;
  • Missiology;
  • New Testament;
  • Old Testament;
  • Pastoral Studies.

    The dissertation must be preceded by an approved Research Proposal.

Master’s degree in Theology (Mini-dissertation)

100 credits

Students must be in possession of a modular MDiv or equivalent theology/religious education qualification, for which grades have been achieved of 65% or above. Admission to this degree programme is at the discretion of the Director of Research at the NWU Faculty of Theology and is based on previous assignments and/or research results. Success in gaining this degree provides direct access to the Doctoral degree programme.

A mini-dissertation of not less than 12 000 words on a religious/theological research area of the student’s choice from the following options:

  • Apologetics;
  • Catechetics;
  • Church and Dogma History;
  • Church Polity;
  • Dogmatics;
  • Ethics; Homiletics;
  • Liturgics;
  • Missiology;
  • New Testament;
  • Old Testament;
  • Pastoral Studies.

    The mini-dissertation must be preceded by an approved Research Proposal

Master of Arts in Ancient Languages

180 credits

A dissertation of not less than 35 000 words on a research area of the student’s choice from the following options:

  • Greek;
  • Latin;
  • Semitic Languages.

Success in gaining this degree provides direct access to the Doctoral degree programme

The dissertation must be preceded by an approved Research Proposal

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We would like to congratulate prof Heilna du Plooy with the publication of another book: Writing from heart to heart. Letters of Elize Botha.
Compiled by Heilna Plooy
This book is a compilation of selected letters written to and by prof. Elize Botha, renowned Afrikaans literary scholar and public figure. Elize Botha was a central figure in Afrikaans literary circles from the 1960’s until her death in 2007. For almost twenty years she was the editor in chief of The Literary Journal, the official mouthpiece of the Afrikaans Literary Circle of Afrikaans writers since the 1930’s. In this capacity, and as academic scholar, she corresponded with many writers, poets, novelists and dramatists. She also regularly wrote to literary-minded friends, academic colleagues, students and other lovers of literature. People also loved writing to her. She commanded respect on account of her intelligence and stature but her warm and outgoing personality made her popular and beloved. She regarded the writing of letters as conversing in a reflective mood. This was one of the ways in which she and her correspondents discussed literature from all over the world, because the writers of these letters were all exceptionally widely read. The collection of letters provides insight into Elize’s personality as a literary scholar and friend whereas she became known in public life as the first female Chairperson of the South African Academy for Arts and Science, the first female member of the board of directors of NB, the largest media house in Southern Africa, and as the first female Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch. These letters contain many facts of literary and historical importance which would not and are not accommodated in official or academic literary histories, but ultimately these conversations between book lovers and committed readers of good literature make wonderful reading.
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Stuart and Kathleen Rochester visited Bangalore, India. Stuart taught on the book of James in the New Testament and Kathleen taught on both Jeremiah and Ezekiel in the Old Testament. The daily morning Chapel services (in which we each preached) and our classes occupied the mornings, with some additional classes in the evenings. In that climate, the afternoons are really too hot for regular teaching. But afternoons were used for video-recording a half hour devotional teaching each for online students in other places, meeting with small groups of students, preparation, for Kathleen teaching a special Homiletics class and attending some other meetings.
While they were in Kerala, they were invited to attend and speak at a Pastors’ Meeting in the Tiruvalla area.
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