North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Faculty of Theology, Research, Masters and PhD

Faculty Of Theology: Masters and Doctoral studies

 

Application

The fields of study of the Masters and Doctoral studies in the Faculty of Theology fall into 7 research sub programs as indicated below.

Prospective post-graduate students should get in touch with the sub program manager before applying to the specific research sub program in order to find out what the focus area is and if a suitable study leader/promoter will be available. Please send a research motivation of between 1000 – 2000 words to the sub program manager and explain why this topic is relevant for you. A bibliography should be attached which should comply to the NWU style (Harvard method).

The 7 research programs and their managers are the following:

Research Sub Program

Disciplines

Sub group manager

Contact info

Bibliological Perspectives

Focus: The study of exegetical, hermeneutical and revelation historical aspects of the Old and New Testament

 

 

Old Testament

New Testament

 

Dr Hennie Goede

 

+2718 299 1849

hennie.goede@nwu.ac.za

Missiological Perspective

Focus: The study of and reaching towards people of different backgrounds and life views who do not know God or his Word, and to approach them in a sympathetic apologetic and holistic manner and answer their questions and views from the view point of the Gospel

 

 

Missiology

 

Dr Naas Ferreira

 

+2718 299 1848

naas.ferreira@nwu.ac.za

Ecclesiological Perspectives

Focus: Historical studies van the Church, her dogma and Church order

 

Dogmatics

Church and Dogma history

Church polity

 

Prof Johannes Smit

 

+2718 299 1093

johannes.smit@nwu.ac.za

Moral development of the society

Focus: The core definitions and application of the Reformational Theology on moral renewal in the process of nation building and the development of society.

 

 

 

Ethics

 

 

Prof Riaan Rheeder

 

 

 

+2718 299 1654

riaan.rheeder@nwu.ac.za

Practical-Theological Perspectives

Focus: The demonstration of normative pointers for the renewal of the praxis in the church and Kingdom activities in the South African society

 

 

 

Pastoral Studies

Homiletics

Catechetics

Liturgics

 

 

Prof Alfred Brunsdon

 

 

+2718 289 2666

alfred.brunsdon@nwu.ac.za

Ancient Languages

 

Semitic Languages

Greek

Latin

 

Dr At Lamprecht

 

+2718 285 2352

at.lamprecht@nwu.ac.za

Ecumenical Perspectives

 

 

 

 

Dr Francois Muller

 

+2718 285 2350

muller.francois@nwu.ac.za

 

The calendar of the Faculty of Theology and full details regarding the post-graduate programs, are available at

 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/sites/www.nwu.ac.za/files/files/p-academic-administration/dokumente/Yearbooks2016/2016-PC-Theology.pdf] from page 51 – 63.

To apply for the MA, MTh or PhD studies, the relevant application should be completed which may be find at the following link:

[http://www.nwu.ac.za/postgrad-application-process].

Any queries regarding applications and registrations should be directed to: [PostGrad-EnquiriesPOTCH@nwu.ac.za]

If the postgraduate study intended to be studied, falls outside of the field of previous study, an oral examination in the relevant discipline will have to be taken in order to be allowed.

All candidates whose mother tongue is not English, but would like to do the research and the studies in English, should take the evaluation test to ensure that their English proficiency is on a postgraduate level. If the proficiency is not on an acceptable level, some modules in English should be attended in order to be admitted to the postgraduate program. Enquiries should be directed to Ms. Desiré Steyn (desire.steyn@nwu.ac.za)

Studiefees & Bursaries

For any information regarding study fees, financial support and bursaries, check the web page: [http://www.nwu.ac.za/postgraduate-bursaries]

Note that applications for bursaries and other financial assistence, should be sent directly to the address on the application form for bursaries.

For information about fees and bursaries, please refer to the Financial Administration:

Contact details: (018) 299 2667/ 2668/ 2669/ 2670/ 2671/ 2672/ 2673

Fax numbers: (018) 293 5230/ 5234/ 5252/ 5255/ 5313/ 5314/ 5315

E-mail address: PUK-studyfees@nwu.ac.za 

Webpage: http://www.nwu.ac.za/pc/undergraduate-and-honours-admin

 

Registrations  & Re-registrations

When a prospective student’s application is accepted, it is the responsibility of the student to register for that specific year.

It is also the responsibility of the student to register for the next year and every consecutive year till the finalization of the study. 

 

 

Please make use of links below:

 

Research proposal & Title registration

Etchics Application

Mini-dissertation/Dissertation/Thesis

Submissions

Guidelines for Study Leaders and Examiners

 

For any enquiries, please contact the M&D office.

General enquiries for postgraduate applications, registrations and bursaries: M-DTheol@nwu.ac.za

CC: all other communication: M-DData@nwu.ac.za

Mrs Annelize Liebenberg

Job Title

Managing Assistant:
Manager M&D Programmes

Telephone

+27 18 299 1910

Fax

+27 18 299 1061

E-mail

annelize.liebenberg@nwu.ac.za

Room

Potchefstroom Campus, Building K23, Room G04


Mr Lee Trollip

 Job Title

Personal Assistant:
M&D Programmes

 Telephone

+27 18 299 1840

 Fax

+27 18 299 1061

 E-mail

lee.trollip@nwu.ac.za

 Room

Potchefstroom Campus, Building K23, Room G10

 

Prof Henk Stoker

Job Title

  Manager: M&D programmes

Telephone

  +27 18 299 1596

Fax

  +27 18 299 1061

E-mail

  Henk.Stoker@nwu.ac.za