Welcome

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

Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology (practice based research degree)

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 Sam (Dr Newington): s.newington@abdn.ac.uk

Types of Courses Available

There is a vast range of courses on offer to distance learning students, which alternateon 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 courses available on alternating years include*:

PROGRAMME YEAR 1 (Certificate) – 120 credit points

First Half-Session

Second Half-Session

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

PD1001

Professional Skills: Part 1

0

DR1538 /
DR1578

Greek Language:
New Testament II

15

AW1007

Academic Writing

0

DR1543 /
DR1580

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

15

DR1039 /
DR1078

Greek Language:
New Testament I

15

HC1501 /
HC1502

Key Works of European Civilization

15

DR1073 /
DR1083

Exploring the New Testament

15

LT1507 /
LT1508
Latin 2

15

LT1010 Latin 1 15      


Level Two course options available on alternating years include*:

PROGRAMME YEAR 2   (Diploma) – 120 credit points

First Half-Session

Second   Half-Session

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

Course Code

Course Title

Credit points

LT2007 Latin: Reading Text 15 HC2507 Rome 15

DR2047 /
DR2077

History and Religion of Ancient Israel

15

RS2505 /
RS2511

Buddhism

15

DR2055 /
DR2078

Reading New Testament Greek 1

15

DR2572 /
DR2581

Ancient Mystery Religions

15

DR2067 /
DR2080

Theology from Jesus to Calvin

15

DR2549 /
DR2586

The Pilgrim City

15

DR2074 /
DR2082

Religions of the World: Asia

15

 

 

 

RS2001 /
RS2010

Islam

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

DR302R

Spirituality, Health, Healing

30

DR355C

Junior Honours Special Study

30

DR305C

Junior Honours Special Study

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

DR4543

Divinity Senior Honours Special Subject

30

DR4044

Dissertation

30

DR4544

Dissertation

30

DR402R Spirituality, Health and Healing 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/

Apply and Further Information

It is possible to apply for the Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme for either a September or January start. Should you require any further information about the Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme, please do not hesitate to contact Sam (Dr Newington) : s.newington@abdn.ac.uk.

To apply for the Christian and Religious Studies Programme, simply download the online application form: http://uobcb203.admin.abdn.ac.uk:7777/clloaf/