Bachelor of Theology Honours (BThHons)

GWC’s Bachelor of Theology Honours programme is registered under the South African Qualifications Authority ID 97821, NQF Level 8.

Aim

The BTh Honours at NQF Level 8 builds on the BTh degree by allowing you to specialise, consolidate and deepen your knowledge in three key areas of Christian Theology – New Testament, Old Testament and Christian Doctrine.

Content

Modules are taught by academic scholars in 4 major disciplines:

  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Church History
  • Systematic Theology

Students have the option of choosing from modules in the following disciplines:

  • Pastoral Theology
  • Missiology
  • Homiletics
  • Ethics

Duration of study

Full-time: minimum one year with an optional extension period of 6 months. You must apply for an extension in the case that you need one.

Part-time: minimum 2 years; maximum three years.

 Outcomes

This qualification will equip you with further exegetical, theological and ministerial skills which will enable you to further contribute to Christian ministry in church and society, and to advance your intellectual theological skills.

The Bachelor of Theology Honours Degree Programme aims to consolidate and deepen students’ understanding in knowledge, theory and methodology of theology.

Under specialist supervision students learn new research methodology which enables them to grow their problem solving skills and develop analytical ability, which further enables them to write critically. In addition, students will grow in their ability to present their research findings concisely and creatively.

Completion of a Bachelor of Theology Honours Degree meets the minimum entrance requirement for admission to a Master of Theology Degree.

Entrance Requirements

 

GWC BTh degree (or equivalent as determined by the Faculty Board) with an average mark of 70%.

International applicants require an evaluation of their highest qualification from the SA Qualifications Authority; as well as proof of English language proficiency through the IELTS test (6.5 overall and 6.0 for the written element) or TOEFL (computerised 232/575; internet based 90/91). Applications for exemption from the testing can be made (with appropriate motivation) to the Faculty Board, whose decision is final. Further details may be obtained from the Assistant Registrar.

 

Prospectus 2018

Fees 2018

English Requirement

 

Foreign students who have English as a second language may be required to complete a TOEFL Test (or similar) to prove proficiency in English at a level suitable for academic study.

English language requirement: You must have an English Language qualification to be accepted onto a course at the University. The minimum acceptable English Language requirement for undergraduate courses is IELTS – 6.0 overall and 5.0 for the written element. This is equivalent to 213 in the computerised TOEFL test, 550 in the written TOEFL test, or 79 – 80 in the internet based TOEFL test.

For postgraduate courses you must have IELTS – 6.5 overall and 6.0 for the written element. This is equivalent to 232 in the computerised TOEFL test, 575 in the written TOEFL test or 90 – 91 in the internet based TOEFL test. Equivalent English language qualifications may be accepted.

The following link will enable you to find out more about the IELTS and TOEFL tests and will enable you to locate a learning and testing centre near to where you live: https://www.ets.org/toefl/