Unisa – Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (Practical Theology)

The curriculum consists of a research proposal module, a thesis and two research articles, based on the candidate’s research, submitted for publication to a recognised accredited journal. The articles are a compulsory condition for the degree to be conferred.

Qualification stream:(Practical Theology)
Qualification code:90043 – PTH
NQF level:10
Total credits:360
SAQA ID:105240

Who can register?

Master’s & doctoral qualifications [ January – March ]

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted.
  • Re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) and students who officially deferred their studies must register online within the approved registration period for 2019. Re-registering students who have not made satisfactory progress may be precluded from registering.

Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the qualification during the next application period.

When can I register?


Time limits for this degree

All master’s and doctoral qualifications are structured over a defined period. Refer to sections 4.12 and 4.13 in the Procedures for master’s and doctoral degrees.

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  • Coursework master’s degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured coursework master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Research master’s degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured research master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Doctoral degree: A student registered for a research doctoral programme must complete the study programme within six years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study who will only consider the application if it is recommended by the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.

Curriculum

ModulePre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group B. Choose one based on the language you are studying
DPCHS02 – Doctoral Proposal – CHS
TFPTH02 – Thesis: Theology (Practical Theology)Pre-requisite:DPCHS02

Applications for admission to master’s & doctoral qualifications

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission, including first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students wanting to apply for a new qualification, students in their final year of a qualification wanting to start a master’s or doctoral qualification, and previously registered master’s & doctoral students who did not register for the academic year and now wish to continue with their studies.
  • If you are applying for admission to a Graduate School of Business Leadership (GSBL) qualification, please apply for a Unisa student number (unless you previously studied at Unisa towards a formal qualification) and complete the online application process.

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