12 months
4198 EUR/year
2099 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The purpose of this Practical Theology (Hons) programme from University of Pretoria is to provide qualifying students the opportunity to obtain specialised knowledge, skills and applied competence on a first postgraduate level in a particular field or fields of Theology.


Key Features

The Practical Theology (Hons) programme from University of Pretoria is conferred on a student if the student has complied with the following minimum period of study: One academic year after the qualification has been obtained by virtue of which admission to the study has been granted.

The Faculty of Theology and Religion is one of the leading theological institutions in South Africa and in Africa at large. It is known for its quality research, relevant teaching and learning programmes, and community engagement, especially through its Centres.

The University of Pretoria has the oldest fully-fledged Faculty of Theology and Religion in South Africa, and our Faculty is rated first in Africa and 14th in the world in terms of research impact. This is proof of the high standard at which theology is practised at the University of Pretoria and the fact that academic excellence is a non-negotiable trait of the Faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research report: Practical theology 
  • Practical theology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BTh (or equivalent) degree or Diploma in Theology (completed at UP) or relevant diploma in Theology (not completed at UP) and one-year programme with the Centre for Contextual Ministry with a 65% weighted average
  • A weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level
  • Hebrew passed at first-year level of the bachelor’s degree – for the BThHons (Old Testament Studies)
  • Greek passed at first-year level of the bachelor’s degree – for the BThHons (New Testament Studies)
  • Religion Studies passed at final-year level of the bachelor’s degree – for the BThHons (Religion Studies)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4198 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4198 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    2099 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2099 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • SA and SADC countries citizens: From R34 915 to R40 650
  • International: From R69 830 to R81 300

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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