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Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons))

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Overview

The Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons)) is an academically demanding degree which can be completed in Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History, and Pastoral Studies.

There are language requirements for student whose Honours subject is Biblical Studies.

The aim of the BTheol(Hons) degree is to help students become highly skilled, versatile, independent thinkers with the research experience, information literacy and communication skills necessary for an advanced professional career in Theology or further academic study at the Masters or PhD level.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons)) in Biblical Studies

Papers

One 400-level CHTH, MINS, PAST or RELS paper may be substituted for one 400-level BIBS paper.

Prerequisites: 36 points of either Greek or Hebrew language (or other combinations of papers comprising one year of Greek or Hebrew language study)

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Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons)) in Christian Thought and History

Papers

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Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons)) in Pastoral Studies

Papers

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology with Honours (BTheol(Hons))

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Theology with an endorsement in the subject of study proposed and with an average of B+ in at least four 300-level papers;
      2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree;
      3. have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the degree.
    3. A student enrolled for a postgraduate diploma programme may not be admitted retrospectively and transfer to an Honours programme unless he or she would have been eligible for admission at the commencement of the programme and the structure and duration of the postgraduate diploma programme are identical to those for the Honours programme.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The degree may be awarded in any one of the subjects listed above, or in an approved combination of subjects (Combined Honours).

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned as set out in the list above.
    2. With the permission of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) and the Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject from the list above for one of the required papers.
    3. The dissertation must be submitted by 1 June or 1 November of the semester in which the programme is completed.

  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  5. Duration of the Programme

    A candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree in one academic year of full-time study following admission to the Honours programme.

  6. Level of Award of the Degree

    1. The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours (Divisions I), with Second Class Honours (Division II), or with Third Class Honours.
    2. Should a candidate fail to obtain Honours,the papers passed may be credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma.
    3. A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may not resit all or part of the Honours programme in a subsequent year, unless the Senate has determined that his or her performance in those examinations was seriously impaired.

  7. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

    Note: The due date for applications for enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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