The ESSA BTh will be offered in a block
release or modular mode. Each course
will require 1 week of presence on
campus with additional 6 weeks of
personal studies at home.

This means that students are only
required to be on campus for the week
of studies, rather than the entire year.
Each full course will consist of 30 hours
of classes, spread out over one week.
The study sessions and class hours may
be re-allocated within the week,
depending on the lecturer.

This programme is geared toward those
who are employed or in ministry and
cannot attend a residential programme
as full-time students. The programme
requires a high level of personal
discipline and commitment.

Courses will be limited to 10 students
each in order to offer deep impacting
learning experiences.

Kindly consider if you’re up to these
requirements before applying.

Thank you.

ESSA’s Bachelor of Theology Programme

The BTh is a three year full-time programme on NQF level 7 and carries 384 credits.
Part-time students may enrol as well and the exact spread of their studies will need
to be discussed individually with the Registrar or Academic Dean.

Understanding the
Bible
Understanding
Tradition
Understanding
Ministry
Core Academics
BIB 101 – Survey of the
Old Testament (part 1)
TRA 101 – Systematic
Theology (part 1)
MIN 101 – Teaching as
Ministry
COR 101 – Study Skills
& Research Methods
BIB 102 – Survey of the
Old Testament (part 2)
TRA 102 – Turning
Points in Christianity
MIN 102 – Homiletics COR 201 – Academic
Communication
BIB 103 – Survey of the
New Testament (part 1)
TRA201 – Systematic
Theology (part 2)
MIN 201 – Church &
Disciple-making
COR 301 – Thinking
Theologically
BIB 104 – Survey of the
New Testament (part 2)
TRA 202 – The Early
Church
MIN 202 – Youth &
Children’s Ministry
BIB 105 – Hermeneutics
& Exegesis
TRA 203 – Introduction
to World Missions
MIN 203 – Counselling
BIB 106 – Life of Christ TRA 301 – Church in
Africa
MIN 204 – Pastoral
Care
BIB 107 – Pentateuch TRA 302 – Evangelical
Christianity
MIN 205 – Church and
HIV/AIDS
Ministry Experience
Journal (8 Cr.)
BIB 201 – Major &
Minor Prophets
TRA 303 – Ethics and
Problem-solving
MIN 301 – Principles of
Development
Ministry Experience
Journal (8 Cr.)
BIB 202 – New
Testament Epistles
TRA 304 – Leadership &
Management
MIN 302 – Urban
Ministry
Ministry Experience
Journal (8 Cr.)
BIB 203 – Poetic &
Wisdom Literature
TRA 305 – WorldReligions & CrossCultural Ministry MIN 303 – Gender
Issues
BIB 301 – Apocalyptic
Literature
TRA 306 – Apologetics MIN 304 – Peace &
Justice / Current Issues

Fees Structure

Detail Total Amount
Application Fee

payable on application (non-refundable)

R 250
Utilities Fee

payable per year of studies (this fee is meant to contribute towards tea,
coffee, internet fees and other sundry material but NOT copies, printing and
other high cost items).

R 250
Registration Fee (per course)

payable per 10 credit-course on a basis of R 100/credit
(students will not be registered for another course as long as there are
outstanding fees)

R 1000
Total R 250 + (R 1000 * 36) + (R 250 * 3)
R 37 000