For details about the qualification for registration, duration of programme and dissertation refer to the General Rules for the degree of Master.
• The degree shall normally be conferred in the area of specialisation followed by the learner for his/er honours degree. Under special circumstances, however, for example in studies of an interdisciplinary nature, this does not apply.
• A learner shall be admitted for the M Th degree if she/he has been admitted to the degree of B Th (Hons) at this University or to equivalent status.
• A learner who seeks admission to the M Th by dissertation has to submit a research proposal to the Faculty through the Programme Coordinator, in which s/he explains the intended topic of study and sets out the methods to be employed and a preliminary list of primary and secondary sources to be used.
• A learner admitted to the M Th may be required by the Programme Coordinator and/or Faculty to take ancillary examinations in relevant undergraduate or honours module or areas of study concurrently with his/her Masters degree.
• The Masters programme shall extend over not less than two consecutive semesters of full-time study and not more than four semesters over three years (Structured Masters Programme).
• A learner may, with the permission of the Programme Coordinator, attend and complete the programme on a part-time basis in not more than eight consecutive semesters.
• The degree may be conferred in one of the following subjects:
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Biblical Studies (a combination of Old Testament/Hebrew
Bible and New Testament modules, with no language
• Depending on the nature and area of specialisation for Masters and on recommendation of the Programme Coordinator, a learner shall complete the following modules, unless exempted on the grounds of modules previously completed:
• In Old Testament/Hebrew Bible: TBH111; TBH121; TBH211; TBH221
• In New Testament: GRA111; GRA121; GRB111; GRB121; GRK211; GRK221
• Presenting and submitting a final, edited and approved mini-dissertation is compulsory in a structured Masters Programme
• In the structured Masters programme, a learner has to follow at least two modules in the chosen area of specialisation and may, with the permission of all the relevant qualification and module coordinators, choose one module from an area other than that of his/er specialisation.
With permission of the Programme Coordinator, a learner shall
• EITHER submit a dissertation on an approved topic (dissertation Masters)
OR present him/herself for an examination in three examination modules and shall in addition submit a mini-dissertation, which shall be regarded as a fourth module (structured Masters).