OCRPL partners with Stellenbosch University (MPhil) and the University of Pretoria (MTh) to offer Masters degree programmes in Religion and Culture. Applications for the 2021 Masters programmes may be made from June 1 2020 until November 1 2020 and forms may be requested from Rev. Canon Dr. Chris Sugden (csugden@ocrpl.org) or Andre Lombard (andre.lombard@ocrpl.org).

In partnership with:

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (Afrikaans: Universiteit Stellenbosch) is a public research university situated in Stellenbosch, a town in South Africa. Stellenbosch is jointly the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa alongside the University of Cape Town which received full university status on the same day in 1918.

University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria  is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. We produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. We have a high quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, online, or in communities. We have support in place for our students to graduate on time as well-rounded, responsible citizens fully prepared for the world beyond university.

Characteristics of the Degree

  • Mastery of the field of the interaction between religion and culture, in particular examining the history of one religious tradition
  • Fields of study include the scriptures of one tradition and their interpretation; the spread of the tradition throughout time; and its impact and expression through economics and politics.

Types of Students Interested in the Degree

The typical student will be a Christian with experience in ministry and a commitment to Biblical, orthodox faith. He or she will be interested in a multi-cultural, international educational experience. He or she will want to reduce the costs of an advanced degree while obtaining a validated degree from an internationally recognised university.

Examples may be:

  1. A seminary lecturer from the 2/3rds world who seeks a Master’s degree in order to teach in the field of religion and culture.
  2. A mission leader who has significant experience in missions who will gain needed expertise for ongoing mission work in the field of religion and culture.
  3. Church ministers guiding their constituency in relating to a majority religion who wish to upgrade their competencies and credentials.
  4. People involved in ministry in the public square, such as Christian development, religion and politics, Christian ethics.

Contact Us

Download Application Form

Completed applications may be sent to via email or by postal mail to the below address:

Admissions Office
352 Marston Rd,
Headington, Oxford,
OX3 0JB
United Kingdom