Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Degrees
Quality Accredited Theological Education
Our range of study programmes seeks to meet the needs of every believer to equip them for ministry at the most appropriate level for them. Our programmes range from higher certificates right through to degrees at the postgraduate level. All of our programmes are registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training and accredited by the Council on Higher Education.
AVAILABLE STUDY PROGRAMMES
HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN MINISTRY
The Higher Certificate in Ministry (HCMin) has a strong focus on pastoral skills and seeks to enrich local church leaders for more effective ministry. This programme offers an understanding of theological and biblical terms, definitions and concepts that influence thinking and basic research ability. The courses are facilitated online and this programme can be completed in one year or at your own pace.
HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGY
The Higher Certificate in Theology (HCTh) provides students with a solid biblical and theological foundation for lay ministry within the local church. Students are introduced to the various fields of ministry and gain insights that are contextually relevant to Southern Africa. This programme is particularly well suited for church lay-leaders who are involved in ministry activities but have not yet had any formal training.
BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES
The Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBib) programme is a three-year foundational qualification that provides students with thorough biblical and theological knowledge. It also places emphasis on preparation for ministry within a chosen major and seeks to ground students in the development of a healthy relationship with the local church through various exposures and practicals.
BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY
The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is a four-year professional degree that grounds students in classical theological subjects at an in-depth level. This programme also includes a strong emphasis on ministry competency through both researches as well as practical exposure. This is also the qualification that is required for ministerial recognition in most denominations including the Baptist Union of Southern Africa.
MASTER OF THEOLOGY
The Master of Theology (MTh) is completed over two or more years and involves intensive research in a chosen field of study. The final product of this degree is a dissertation supervised by a subject expert which is defended through an oral examination. The MTh gives students an opportunity to produce research that is academically credible yet also relevant to the life and ministry of the church.