Overview

Degree: Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Duration: 3 years

 

Programme Rationale

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) of Uganda Christian University is intended to prepare men and women for pastoral and academic ministries through the knowledge and love of God based on the clear understanding of the Word of God (Scripture).  Preparing faithful leaders who are called to serve God in both Church ministry and public life sits at the core of the programme.  Thus, all the courses in the programme ground students with biblical and theological skills of ministry within their context.  The programme also offers opportunity for students to practice skills in preaching, teaching, evangelism, and missions.  In addition, the MDiv programme as offered in the School also provides the students and staff a Christian fellowhip, reflecting the values and priorities of the Church of Jesus Christ, rather than those in a liberal and secular university.  Nevertheless, the programme employs tools of scholarship and higher education, and engages positively with various intellectual formulations.

 

The MDiv program also provides theological and foundational courses which enable the students to be grounded with skills for holistic ministry.  It also emphasizes practical training through placement to enable students to develop practical skills in pastoral ministry.  Also, students complete a research project and placement report in their final year of study.  Thus, the MDiv programme focuses on training faithful leaders in Christian living and equipping them to preach, evangelize, teach, care for, and pastor God's people in knowledge and love of God throughout the world.

 

Entry Requirements

The formal requirement for admission to the MDiv is a degree in any field from a recognized institution of higher learning, and pass a faculty interview.

 

Programme Description

Programme Load

 

 

Programme Description

 

 

Course Details

Curriculum Structure

The Uganda Christian University MDiv shall be run on a semester basis over six semesters of study.

 

 

Name

Course Code

LH

PH

CU

Year One, Semester One

       

Introduction to the Old Testament

DTM 1101

48

 

3

General Church History

DTM 1102

36

24 

3

Theory and Practice of Mission in the 21st Century

DTM 1103  48    3

Christian Worship I

DTM 1104

36

24

3

Pastoral Care, Conseling, and Guidance

DTM 1105

26

24 

3

African Traditional Religion and Islam

DTM 1106

36

24 

3

Hebrew I (elective)

DTM 1107

36

24 

3

Greek I (elective)

DTM 1108

36

24 

3

Total

 

288

 

21

Year One, Semester Two

 

 

 

 

Introduction to the New Testament

DTM 1201 

48 

 

3

Pentateuch DTM 1202 48   3

Biblical Interpretation

DTM 1203 

36 

24 

3

Christianity in Africa DTM 1204 36 24  3

Introduction to Systematic Theology

DTM 1205

48

 

3

Worship II and Spirituality

DTM 1206

36

24 

3

Hebrew II (elective)

DTM 1207

36

 24

3

Greek II (elective)

DTM 1208

36

24 

3

Total

   336  

21

Year Two, Semester One

       

Old Testament Prophets

DTM 2101

48

 

3

Gospels and Acts

DTM 2102

48

 

3

Christian Stewardship and Entrepreneurship

DTM 2103 

36

24

3

Themes in Systematic Theology

DTM 2104

48 

  3

Homiletics, Evangelism, and Christian Communication

DTM 2105

36

24 

3

Research Methods

DTM 2106

36

24 

3

Total

 

248

 

18

Year Two, Semester Two

 

 

 

 

Old Testament Wisdom Literature

DTM 2201

48

3

NT Book Study John/Mark and Romans/1 Corinthians

DTM 2202

48

3

Christianity in Uganda

DTM 2203

48

3

African Christian Theological Methods

DTM 2204

48

3

Church Leadership, Management, Finance, and Accounts

DTM 2205

48

3

Christian Ethics

DTM 2206

48

3

Sunday Placement

DTM 2207

48

3

Total

 

336

 

18

Third Year

 

 

 

Field Placement Report

DTM 3101

 

288

9

Research Seminars and Research Project Writing

DTM 3102

 

288 

9

Total

 

 

576 

18

 

 

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