College: College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Duration: 4 year(s)
Department: Institute of Theology and Religious Studies
Learning Mode: Full Time
Location: Main Campus
The Faculty of Theology offers a four-year, full-time Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) degree programme designed to prepare University level candidates for lay and ordained Christian ministry and to advance religious studies in the context of modern Africa.
The Bachelor of Divinity degree is intended for qualified applicants who seek to fulfil a dream of getting a degree in the field of theology and who desire to prepare for ordained ministry or another form of church leadership.
For those in the Honours Programme it is possible to concentrate on one of the following areas:
Area 1 Biblical Studies
Area 2 Historical Studies
Area 3 Practical Theology
Area 4 Religion and Society
Area 5 Theology
Any candidate who is academically qualified in Arts or Sciences, or a combination of the options, according to the University General Entry Regulations, is academically admissible to the B.D. degree programme;
A candidate who holds a diploma in Theology from a recognized theological institution acquired normally in not less than three years of study, plus not less than five subjects at Ordinary Level or equivalent prior to diploma may be admitted, subject to the approval of Senate Admissions Committee;
For those who are ordained or are preparing for ordination, it is essential that they secure recommendation of their Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, or of the equivalent ecclesiastical body of the candidate`s church.
At least two GCE Advanced Level passes or a relevant Diploma.
5 ‘O’ Level passes at grade “C” or better including English Language
For special entry, the candidates should have:
A three-year Diploma in Theology or Religious Studies.
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The degree is designed to prepare university level candidates for Christian leadership (ordained and lay) and it is also designed for those who want to learn about theology and religious studies on the continent.
Previous graduates have served in Christian ministry as pastors and leaders of church agencies, ecumenical organizations and other faith based organizations