South African Theological Seminary Qualification
When the Seminary was founded, instead of the traditional curriculum design, we researched what Christians at both leadership and non-leadership levels need to know and be able to do in their life and ministry. We used this analysis to develop a series of learning outcomes from which we developed the curriculum. In other words, the courses you study all yield essential knowledge and skills.
Since then we have consistently researched the changing landscape of theology and its application. We have come to realise that leaders and pastors need to be kept abreast of changes and their applications. Our aim is to make studying as pleasant as possible for you without compromising standards.
Minimum study requirements: You are required to complete 48 credits of study every 12 months (commencing with the date of enrolment).
Rules For Assessment, Credit Accumulation, Progression And Qualification
Unless otherwise indicated, the pass mark for all assessment tasks is 50%. To pass a course, you must maintain a grade average of 50% or above.
Credit Accumulation And Qualification
Each undergraduate course is worth 12 credits, which will accrue towards your qualification. When you complete your studies, whether or not you have earned a qualification, you will be issued with a transcript detailing all your courses and the credits you have earned.
You need to accumulate 120 credits to be awarded a qualification at Higher Certificate level and 360 credits for a Bachelor of Theology. The Bachelor of Theology Honours requires 120 credits above a Bachelor’s degree. An additional 180 credits are needed to obtain the Master’s degree (i.e., 660 credits in total), and a further 360 credits for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Once you have met all the requirements for your chosen qualification, you will be awarded the qualification.