|Licentiate in Theology (L.Th.)|
The Licentiate in Theology provides a broad introduction to Christian Theology and equips the student with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for various forms of Christian service (e.g. service within a local church; various forms of mission work). The student is given a thorough grounding in the central areas of theology (Biblical Studies, Systematic and Historical Theology, Practical Theology). This qualification will also provide a good foundation for pastoral ministry, but applicants who are called to pastoral ministry are urged to complete the Advanced Licentiate in Theology if at all possible.
It is hoped that the Licentiate in Theology will be recognized as a Bachelor of Theology degree once formal accreditation has been obtained. It must be emphasized, however, that at this stage SGTS cannot and does not offer a recognized degree to students who complete the Licentiate in Theology programme. Studies will nevertheless be conducted at a degree level.
Before enrolling for the Licentiate in Theology the student must complete the Advanced Certificate in Theology.
In order to qualify for the Licentiate in Theology the student must complete a course of study which includes these modules:
Note: 1 point represents ten hours of work for an "average" student. Thust a 30 point module will require 300 hours of work over the course of the year - about 7.5 hours per week for the duration of the 40 week academic year.
Period of study
The normal period of study required for the Licentiate in Theology is one year full time or two years part-time after completion of the Advanced Certificate in Theology. There is, however, no prescribed time period within which the programme must be completed.