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ACADEMICS

ACCREDITED, AFFORDABLE, PERSONAL THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION. 

We offer accredited theological education in both English and isiZulu. Our specialty is contact education (both full-time and part-time) since we are passionate about the spiritual formation of UBI graduates. We offer a few select modules by distance.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

This is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme at NQF level 5 accredited by the Council on Higher Education. It provides foundational theological and ministry training for church workers, introductory ministry skills for community workers, and basic grounding for further tertiary level theological studies. CLICK TO LEARN MORE

This  is a three-year full-time programme at NQF level 6 accredited by the Council on Higher Education. UBI’s Diploma in Theology programme equips learners with the knowledge, ministry skills, and attitudes that enable them to lead churches and other organizations with excellence. CLICK TO LEARN MORE.

This is a three-year full-time programme at NQF level 7 accredited by the Council on Higher Education. UBI’s Bachelor of Theology programme equips learners with the knowledge, ministry skills, and attitudes that enable them to lead churches and other organizations with excellence, and prepares them for further theological study. CLICK TO LEARN MORE

FIELDWORK:  Each programme of study includes a fieldwork component. This means that students gain practical ministry experience to complement their academic studies. 

MODES OF INSTRUCTION

  • IN-PERSON, FULL-TIME on our campus in Hilton, outside Pietermaritzburg, KZN: 

Full-time students have the benefits of taking classes with a cohort of fellow students, having access to the library and computer room, and opportunities to be part of the spiritual community through chapel services, staff mentoring, and Khuthazanani (encouragement) groups. Accommodation for singles and families is available on campus. Visit our STUDENT page for more information.

  • IN-PERSON, PART-TIME on our campus in Hilton, outside Pietermaritzburg, KZN: 

Part-time students can complete the Higher Certificate in Theology and some modules towards a Diploma or BTh through evening classes on our campus in Pietermaritzburg. Classes run in the evenings Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 8pm during the term. Students taking evening classes have full access to the computer room and library.

  • DISTANCE MODULES, PART-TIME : 

We offer several selected modules via distance. Distance students receive their coursework and main audio-visual components on a flashdrive via courier. Many distance modules have a WhatsApp component. At this time we do not offer a complete programme of study through distance.

MEET OUR LECTURERS AND STAFF

Our full-time faculty and staff are committed to your academic and spiritual growth. We also have the benefit of adjunct faculty for specific courses, who are not pictured below.

Dr. George Mnisi, (Principal)
Xolani Nkosi, M.Th (Deputy Principal)
Eric Binion, ThM (Academic Dean, Acting HOD Biblical Studies)
Keegan Noble, BTh Hons, (Registrar, HOD Systematic Theology)
Jerome Khoza, BTh (Student Affairs Coordinator, Acting HOD Practical Theology)
Simiso Moyo, BTh Hons
Bongi Dumisa, BTh Hons
Ben Barthelemy, M.Div.
Nokuthula Tshazi, BTh Hons
Dr. Richard Murray, DMin
Susan Binion (UBI publishing manager, music director)
Reshma Dhanorjeeth, Bookkeeper
Zandisele Ndlovu (Office Administrator)
Slindile Moyo (Librarian)