Bachelor Of Theology In Community Leadership Majoring in Psychology (376 Credits)


This programme aims to produce a distinctive kind of counsellor: men and women who are deeply informed by both the Christian faith and the human sciences of psychology and sociology. We aim to produce graduates with a special ability to integrate Christian understanding of the human condition together with findings provided by the human sciences to help people on their journey to wholeness. 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, 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 National Benchmark Test (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)


Psychology I, II and III

  • Theological Studies I, II and III
  • Biblical Studies I, II and III
  • Counselling I and II
  • Information Skills Philosophy I

See Yearbook for module descriptions and credits.

Work-Integrated Learning

Psychology and Community Intervention 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.