Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Theology (376 credits)


The aim of this programme is to equip students with a Christian, interdisciplinary approach to engaging real-world crises and opportunities. With an emphasis on skillful biblical interpretation and theological understanding, students engage a broad set of contextual issues facing South Africa today, and develop an integrative response (drawing from psychological, theological and sociological perspectives). A sense of personal vocation is therefore nurtured, with an emphasis on practical application.

Programme Coordinator

Richard Mee, a past graduate of Cornerstone Institute, completed a BPsych equivalent (Pastoral Counselling) with UNISA and an MTh (Practical Theology) with Stellenbosch University. As a registered counsellor and a Pastoral Theology graduate Richard teaches in both the Psychology and Theology disciplines.

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent. A Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent. A Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.

Alternative Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the NBT. Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent). The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for Access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL. Mature age of 45 years can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT. January and July intakes.

Time Commitment

  • Three years full-time
  • Up to six years part-time
  • No evening classes On-campus and Online January and July intakes

Tuition Cost (click here)


Information Skills

Leadership Studies I

Philosophy I

Psychology I or Sociology I Biblical Studies I & II Theology I & II Counselling II;

Psychology II & III Community Development II;

Sociology II & III Theology III or Biblical Studies III

Work-Integrated Learning

Psychology and Community Intervention Fieldwork

See Yearbook for module descriptions and credits.


Registered as Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No 2001/HE08/006; NQF 7; SAQA ID 57225.