The Faculty of Theology offers three qualifications in Bible Translation. For more information, contact the Coordinator of Bible Translation Programmes, Prof Cynthia L Miller-Naudé (

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MA in Bible Translation
This degree is for people who are currently involved in Bible translation or who are preparing for such work. It is a two-year degree through distance learning. It involves three modules, followed by a dissertation. Two years of either Biblical Hebrew or Biblical Greek are prerequisites (to satisfy this deficiency, study of Hebrew or Greek may be completed in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies; contact Prof Miller-Naudé for more information). Students may concentrate on either Old Testament translation or New Testament translation, or they may elect to study the translation of both Old Testament and New Testament.

MA in Bible Translation Management
This programme was developed in partnership with SIL International, especially for language programme managers serving with SIL in Africa and around the world. However, it is not restricted to students who are connected to SIL. The degree consists of three modules, followed by a dissertation. This is a distance-learning programme, except for a compulsory two-week visit to the university for contact sessions at the beginning of the management module. 

PhD in Bible Translation
The duration of the PhD in Bible Translation is a minimum of two academic years (four semesters). It is a research degree which can be completed by distance learning and involves the writing of a research thesis.
For more information, contact the Coordinator of Bible Translation Programmes, Prof Cynthia L Miller-Naudé (MillerCL

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