Bachelor Of Theology Community Leadership Majoring in Sociology / Community Development
(376 Credits)


This programme enables graduates to work in a wide variety of community development projects (e.g. government, NGO, churches). We aim to produce community workers who approach their task from deep Christian convictions and acquire the sociological knowledge, tools and skills that development studies can provide. During their first year, the student will also take the foundational set of modules, referred to as the ‘Cornerstone Core’. These include History, Sociology, Ethics, Philosophy, Economics and Leadership Studies. These modules are embedded with Cornerstone’s core values of inclusivity, excellence, integrity, unity, respect and creativity.

Programme Coordinator

Richard Mee, a past graduate of Cornerstone institute, com-pleted 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.

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
Sociology I, II and III
Biblical Studies I, II and III
Theological Studies I, II and III
Community Development II
Philosophy I
Psychology I or Counselling I orTESOL I

See Yearbook for module descriptions and credits.

Work-Integrated Learning

Community Development Fieldwork


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.