The Honours programme may be taken with a specific focus in the following areas of specialisation or in combination:

Critical Issues in the Study of Religion: The Divine in Religions; Religions and Science; Method and Theory in the Study of Religion; Liberation Theologies in Religions.
Christianity: The Context of Early Christianity; The Bible as Literature; The Christian Tradition; Christianity and Contemporary Issues.

Islam and Arabic: Studies in Hadith; Islam and Gender; Islamic Spiritual Traditions; Selected Arabic Texts (Tafsir); The Qur’an and its Major Themes; The Shari’ah and Constitutional Democracies; Critical Issues in Contemporary Islam

African Indigenous Religions: African Spirituality; Indigenous Religions and Ecology; The Influence of Modernization on African Indigenous Religion; African Indigenous Religion and other Indigenous Religions of the World.

Hebrew – Aramaic and Judaica Related Themes: Biblical Texts; Mishnah and Talmud; Targums and Interpretative Texts; Judaism and Contemporary Issues.

Admission requirements

Religion 3 or an equivalent qualification in any of the areas of specialisation listed below is a prerequisite.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Contact details

Name: Ms Charlene Louw
Tel: 559 3259 / Email:

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
1 - 2 years
5,000 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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