Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies (CECS) Level 6
The CECS introduces students to the study of theology and philosophy through the lens of the Christian east; tying together the related strands of historical and systematic theology, biblical studies, and philosophical theology. While the course emphasizes eastern Christian approaches to these disciplines, it also interacts heavily with the development of theology in the west. Thus, students will be introduced to contemporary problems in theology and philosophy as well as ancient ones. The course is designed to equip students for lay and vocational ministry within the Church or for further study in theology and philosophy at a higher level. To receive a certificate, students must successfully complete 60 credits of introductory modules.
By the end of the course, students will have had the opportunity to acquire a wide-ranging, accurate introductory knowledge of the beliefs, practices, texts and history of the eastern Christian tradition and be able to make connections between ancient approaches to faith and modern intellectual developments.
Students who wish to continue their studies may be able, depending on their results in the Certificate, to continue to the Diploma in Eastern Christian Studies (DECS).
Students must have completed 3 A Level's (or equivalent) with a minimum B grade at GCSE English.
North American students must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum B grade in English.
*Please contact us if you are neither a UK nor North American resident but have equivalent qualifications.