Bachelor of Theology (BTh) | UWC

APS Required

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Duration

3 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

  • Minimum 35 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)

Career Prospects

  1. Minister/Pastor: Serve as a spiritual leader and guide within religious congregations, churches, or religious organizations, leading worship services, delivering sermons, and providing pastoral care and counseling to congregants and community members. Ministers/pastors officiate religious ceremonies, such as weddings, funerals, and baptisms, and facilitate spiritual formation, discipleship, and community outreach programs to nurture faith, promote social justice, and foster spiritual growth and well-being.
  2. Religious Educator/Teacher: Teach religious studies, theology, or religious education courses at schools, colleges, or seminaries, educating students about religious beliefs, practices, and traditions, and promoting religious literacy, critical thinking, and interfaith dialogue. Religious educators/teachers develop curriculum materials, facilitate class discussions, and mentor students in spiritual formation, ethical reflection, and moral development, and provide pastoral support and guidance to students exploring religious vocations and callings.
  3. Chaplain: Provide spiritual care and support to individuals and groups in diverse settings, such as hospitals, prisons, military bases, or universities, offering pastoral counseling, emotional comfort, and religious rituals to address spiritual, emotional, and existential needs. Chaplains offer prayers, lead religious services, and facilitate religious rites and sacraments, and provide compassionate presence and spiritual guidance to patients, inmates, service members, or students facing life challenges and transitions.
  4. Social Worker/Counselor: Work as a religious or spiritual counselor in social service agencies, non-profit organizations, or mental health clinics, providing counseling, therapy, and support services to individuals, couples, and families facing personal, relational, or spiritual issues. Social workers/counselors integrate religious and spiritual perspectives into counseling approaches, and help clients explore values, beliefs, and meaning-making processes to address psychological distress, interpersonal conflicts, and existential concerns.
  5. Community Organizer/Activist: Mobilize religious communities and faith-based organizations to address social justice issues, promote human rights, and advocate for marginalized and vulnerable populations in society. Community organizers/activists collaborate with religious leaders, congregants, and community partners to organize grassroots campaigns, rallies, and advocacy initiatives, and work towards social change, reconciliation, and community empowerment through collective action and solidarity.
  6. Missionary/Evangelist: Engage in missionary work and evangelistic outreach, spreading religious teachings, values, and beliefs to individuals, communities, or populations outside of traditional religious settings or contexts. Missionaries/evangelists evangelize through preaching, teaching, and community service, and share faith testimonies, spiritual resources, and humanitarian aid to promote religious conversion, spiritual renewal, and social transformation in local, national, or international contexts.
  7. Religious Researcher/Scholar: Conduct research and scholarship in religious studies, theology, or comparative religions, exploring religious texts, doctrines, and practices, and contributing to academic knowledge, discourse, and understanding of religious traditions and phenomena. Religious researchers/scholars publish scholarly articles, present research papers at conferences, and teach and mentor students in higher education institutions, and engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration to advance religious studies as a field of inquiry and academic discipline.
  8. Non-profit Administrator/Leader: Manage operations and programs for religious or faith-based non-profit organizations, charities, or humanitarian agencies, overseeing budgeting, fundraising, and program development initiatives to address social needs, promote community development, and advance spiritual values and principles. Non-profit administrators/leaders coordinate volunteer activities, develop strategic plans, and build partnerships with donors and stakeholders to implement mission-driven initiatives and achieve organizational goals and impact in local or global contexts.
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