BTC of Southern Africa Courses

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BTC of Southern Africa Courses

BTC of Southern Africa Courses

The undergraduate and postgraduate courses are registered with the Department of Higher Education, South Africa


THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN MINISTRY DEGREE is designed for Christians wishing to equip themselves in a specific area of Christian ministry; namely in pastoral studies.
Prospective full-time learners should note that there is a possibility that subjects may clash on the timetable. In such an instance, some subjects may need to be done on a distance-learning basis.
Entrance Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent. Applicants with less than matriculation will be considered on merit.
Subjects in this course include Biblical Literacy, Biblical Overview, Introduction to Homiletics, Personal Spiritual Development, Cross-Cultural Engagement, Bible Read, and Youth and Family Ministry. BTC of Southern Africa Courses
THE BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES DEGREE is a three-year degree designed for Christians wishing to equip themselves in a specific area of Christian ministry; namely in biblical studies.
Entrance Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent, as well as the Certificate in Ministry degree or equivalent.
Graduation Requirements: Thirty subjects/360 credits total

Bachelor of Theology

THE BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY is the premier program of the College, designed to further train Christians in the areas of church ministry, cross-cultural missions, and youth ministry. There are no points of graduation until the completion of the entire fourth year. Students who complete the Bachelor of Biblical Studies or any of our Higher Certificate Programmes may articulate into the Bachelor of Theology degree through credit and articulation, but the loss of credits will apply.

Masters Degree

The minimum requirement for entry into this MTh Programme is an NQF Level 8 Bachelor of Theology or equivalent meeting the core elements of our degree program in a relevant field of study from a University or Higher Education and Training (HET) institution that is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
Applicants will be considered for admission on the basis of the recognition of prior learning (RPL) and/ or experience (RPL/E) provided that such applicant has satisfied the College of their suitability for the degree by means that shall be determined on an individual basis by the post-graduate committee (see RPL policy below).
Applicants who do not possess the required qualifications outlined above may be eligible for admission on the basis of previous work experience. In this instance, a person with knowledge of the employment may be nominated to act as a referee. BTC of Southern Africa Courses
The fields of study available include:

  • Old Testament (Dr Linzay Rinquest)
  • New Testament (Dr. Walter Maqoma)
  • Biblical Hermeneutics (Prof Piff Pereira)
  • Biblical Theology (Prof Piff Pereira)
  • Systematic Theology (Prof Martin Pohlmann)
  • Christian Ethics (Dr. Terrel Manikam)
  • Christian Apologetics (Dr. Terrel Manikam)
  • History of Christianity (Prof Martin Pohlmann)
  • Practical Theology (Dr. Sam Ndoga)
  • Missiology (Dr. Desmond Henry)
A Supervisor will be assigned to the Learner throughout the duration of the Programme and by means of consultation with the Learner will determine the degree components that will include prescribed reading, an oral examination/interview, a publishable article, and a dissertation. The Postgraduate Committee will also be consulted on the set research Programme that the Learner will be required to complete.
Where necessary, the potential applicants may need to travel to use specialist research libraries, archives, or central libraries as part of their research work.
This Postgraduate course will provide the Learner with advanced and detailed study in the subject of their degree or they can develop specific skills for their chosen career in the workplace.
Learners can change direction and develop new skills by studying a course that takes them in a different direction from their previous studies. Whichever way the Learner wishes to take their postgraduate study in the future, we are looking for motivated people called to the Christian ministry who are willing to make a positive, Godly contribution to their surroundings. An immense satisfaction comes with pursuing a subject that is genuinely intriguing, and then making a personal contribution to it. The Learner also develops a wide range of transferable skills including project planning, presentations, analytical thinking, etc.

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