The Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme is a part-time distance programme, which offers a range of qualification and course options.

The Programme warmly welcomes applicants interested in theology, religious studies and divinity, as well as those looking to undertake vocational studies relevant to church ministry and convocation.

Qualifications

ISS – Individual Study
(Programme Code: TBC)
If you are looking to take various modules, more for interest rather than immediate programme pathway, then ISS is a perfect option. There are no prerequisites and compulsory subject areas.

Certificate in Christian Studies
(Programme Code: 14V891R1)
For a Certificate in Christian Studies, students would be required to take 120 credits which may be drawn from a selection Level 1 and Level 2 distance learning courses offered as part of the Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme.

Diploma in Christian Studies
(Programme Code: 14V892R2)
For a Diploma in Christian Studies, it would be required to take 240 credits with at least 100 at Level 2. Credits taken as part of the Certificate in Christian Studies can contribute towards the Diploma.

There are no compulsory courses for either the Certificate or Diploma in Christian Studies.

Bachelors in Theology (Distance)
(Programme Code: with Honours 08V82070, without 08V82088)
2016-2017 onwards a new qualification in Bachelors in Theology (without or with Honours) is available.

MA and distance learning degrees
There is range of flexible degree programmes, such as Undergraduate MA, Postgraduate MA and PhD available at Aberdeen Further details for these programmes may be found by clicking in the following links:
Flexible part-time Undergraduate MA

PhD via distance learning

Programme Delivery

Certificate and Diploma in Christian Studies courses are delivered by subject specialists within the School of Divinity, utilising a range of innovative online technologies. For further details about subject specialists within the School of Divinity and Religious Studies, please click on the following link: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/divinity-religious-studies/

Each course offers blended teaching and learning approaches, to include subject specific learning platforms, synchronous online tutorials, downloadable lectures and learning materials.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the Certificate / Diploma in Christian Studies, either vocational or evidence of prior study, would be expected. For further information concerning admissions, please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Coordinator, Sam Newington (CRS@abdn.ac.uk).

Types of Courses Available

There is a vast range of courses on offer to distance learning students, which alternate on a yearly basis so to maximise on choice and selection.

There are two semesters to the academic year with a range of courses being offered in each half session. To be as flexible as possible students are able to take as many courses per annum, (upper limit 75 credits with a lower limit of 15 credits per academic year). There are no compulsory subjects and advice is given to all students to ensure suitable course selection.

Level One / Level Two courses available during 2018/2019 include:

Level 1 / 2 (Certificate/Diploma)

It is possible to take the following courses at either level one or level two. If a course is taken at one level, it is not possible to reduplicate at another level.

First Half-Session

Second Half-Session

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

DR1090/ DR2090

Exploring the Tradition of Western Ethics

15

DR1598/ DR2579

Jesus in History and Culture

15

DR1092/ DR2077

History and Religion of Ancient Israel

15

DR151G/ DR2586

The Pilgrim City

15

DR101A/ DR2080

Theology from Jesus to Calvin

15

DR1594/ DR2594

Islam - Past and Present

15

DR101F/ DR201F

What It Means to be Dead

15

   

 

DR1088/ DR2088 Asian Religions and the West 15      


Level One course options available during 2018/2019:

Level 1 Only

First Half-Session

Second Half-Session

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

DR1078

Ancient Greek Language (1)

15

DR1578

Ancient Greek Language (2)

15

 

Level Two / Level Three course options available during 2018/2019:

Level 2 / 3: Diploma / Degree

It is possible to take the following courses at either level two or level three. If a course is taken at one level, it is not possible to reduplicate at another level.

First Half-Session

Second   Half-Session

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

DR2064/
DR301X

Theology & Practice of Preaching 15

DR251V/
DR351V

Sacramental Theology 15

 

PROGRAMME YEAR 3 (Degree)

First Half-Session

Second Half-Session

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

DR301P

Special Subject

15

DR351P

Junior Honours Special Subject

15

DR305C

Junior Honours Special Study

30

DR355C

Junior Honours Special Study

30

   

 

DR351Z

Creation and Cosmos in the Ancient World

30

 

PROGRAMME YEAR 4 (Degree)

First Half-Session

Second Half-Session

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

DR4043

Senior Honours Special Subject

30

DR4544

Dissertation

30

DR4044

Dissertation

30

DR4543 Divinity Senior Honours Special Subject

30

      DR451Z

Creation and Cosmos in the Ancient World

30


*Please note that courses offered each academic year may change. The courses in the tables above are being offered in the current academic year.

Facilities

As a student at the University at Aberdeen you would have full access to the student faculties and support, such as library access (online journals and digitalised volumes), student support, student academic support, personal tutor and online Student Hub. Further details about the range of facilities available at Aberdeen may be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/students/

Fees

To learn more about fees for the 2018-19 academic year, please see this document which outlines the fee structure.

Apply and Further Information

It is possible to apply for the Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme for either September or January start. The deadline for a September start is 20th August and for a January start 20th December.

Should you require any further information about the Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme, please do not hesitate to contact us at CRS@abdn.ac.uk. The
Programme Co-ordinator for the Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme is Dr Sam Newington.

To apply for the Christian and Religious Studies Programme, simply download the online application form.

 

If you wish to apply for readmission to the university, please see the readmission website for more information.