South African Theological Seminary Registration

SATS offers a range of ministry-oriented theological programmes designed to equip thinking practitioners for faithful and effective service. We teach all our programmes 100 per cent online. You need a computer and a good Internet connection, but you never need to travel to SATS. Although our heart is for ministry, our passion for excellence in life and service undergirds a commitment to high academic standards in honour of the gospel.



Our PhD is designed to raise up scholar-leaders in various fields of Christian ministry. It is a fully-accredited online programme that provides the opportunity for ground-breaking theological research.READ MORE

Master of Theology

Our MTh is a research-based degree that is fully accredited and completely online. The degree takes the form of a substantial research project on a topic that is relevant to your life or ministry. You conduct the research under the guidance of a specialist supervisor.READ MORE

Master of Divinity

We have received accreditation for a Master of Divinity programme. This is a two-year professional master’s degree designed for pastors. Since it does not require a prior degree in theology, it is the ideal gateway into advanced theological and ministerial training for second-career pastors.READ MORE

Bachelor of Theology (Honours)

The BTh Honours is a one-year postgraduate degree that builds on a three-year degree. You would be likely to choose the BTh Honours for one of two reasons. Firstly, it serves as a bridge between Bachelor’s level coursework and Master’s level research.READ MORE


Bachelor of Theology

The BTh is the ideal preparation for those called to pastoral ministry or other forms of vocational Christian service. Our BTh contains a strong, balanced focus on Bible, theology, and ministry.READ MORE

Higher Certificate in Christian Life

The HCCL offers a thorough grounding in the essentials of theological and ministerial training. The programme is suitable for pastors needing foundational theological studies and for elders, deacons, and other men and women serving actively in their churches.READ MORE

Higher Certificate in Christian Counselling

The HCCC is an outstanding programme for training lay counsellors. It is designed for pastoral counsellors and for lay counsellors serving in the context of churches or parachurch organisations.READ MORE

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