This course in Early African Christianity employs a wide range of assessment methods, strategically accommodating for the different learning styles and dispositions of students and providing professors with models of good assessment practice.


Assessment of achievement/proficiency is undertaken for each module in the program.


The assessment requirements of the course involve the use of a comprehensive range of assessment modes appropriate for the examination of the knowledge and skills acquired during the course.


Written assignments are normally prepared in non-contact time with access to resources (e.g. library, Internet, resource persons, etc.).


Assignments must be submitted by due dates or penalties are applied, unless, for genuine reasons, extensions have been sought and granted.


The specific assessment methods and requirements for each module are outlined in the module descriptions.


Module Guides, based on accredited curriculum documentation, will be prepared and periodically revised/reviewed. These provide full details of the assessment tasks required in each module, including weightings of tasks, due dates, resource/reference lists, etc.


Assessment is based on the extent to which an assessor considers that a student has achieved the particular objectives of the module concerned. These objectives are identified for each module.


Generally, a grade is assigned that indicates the student’s assessed level of achievement/proficiency. The following assessment criteria are considered:

  • Clear formulation of research topic
  • Skillful development of ideas
  • Demonstration of both critical and constructive reasoning
  • Effective interaction with research and central issues
  • Critical understanding of existing research
  • Originality of ideas and/or creative approaches to issues
  • Evidence of balanced judgment
  • Bibliography relevant and adequate
  • Technical accuracy

Register now 
for the program

In October 2016, we begin with the new group of students that desires to study towards an MA in Early African Christian Studies. Now is the time to register!

in Heliopolis

The residential weeks for the MA studies and its administrative center are at St Michael and all Angels Anglican Church in Heliopolis. The MA study is ecumenical and open to students from any denomination.


» 1 October 2016. Deadline for paying the one-time Registration fee for new students only.

» 5 October 2016: deadline for paying tuition.

» 5-8 October 2016: Residential week with Dr Evan Howard on Monasticism in the Early Church