Study With Us - Accreditation

Maryvale's higher education courses have prestigious accreditation

Maryvale's Partner Institutions:

From its beginnings in the 1980s as a Diocesan Catechetical Centre offering short courses for lay people in the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, Maryvale Institute has developed to become an international, distance-learning college offering adult courses from Adult Formation to PhD level in a range of Catholic Studies. Students completing one of the Centre for Catechesis and Adult Formation courses receive a Maryvale certificate. The Higher education courses are offered through Maryvale's valuable validation partnerships.

Maryvale Institute is approved by The Open University to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. The Open University validates the BA (Hons) Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition and the MA in Catholic Applied Theology.

The Open University

The Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Science (HIRS) is approved by the Ecclesiastical Theology Faculty Notre Dame de Paris, Ecole Cathedrale, Paris. Validated through this relationship are the HIRS programmes: the Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity and the Licence in Divinity: Pathway in Catechetics.

La Faculté Nôtre-Dame

The Institute's Postgraduate Research Programme is validated by Liverpool Hope University

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