The Maryvale Institute, Birmingham are offering an opportunity to study part time, by distance learning for a Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) or a Licence in Divinity. UPDATE: There are just three places left for 2023!

The Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Sciences (HIRS) is the only ecclesial institute of this kind in the English-speaking world.

The Ecclesiastical BDiv is a five-year part-time, collaborative-learning degree programme in Catholic theology providing a comprehensive exposition and analysis of Christian doctrine based on the study of the sacred Scriptures, the works of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and the documents of the Magisterium.

The Licence in Divinity: Pathway in Catechetical Sciences is another qualification of the Holy See, distinct from an STL, it is a three-year, part-time, programme aimed at those in leadership positions in catechetics and in other positions of responsibility.

Contact Admissions tutor, Deacon Dr Harry Schnitker by email at:

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