Maryvale Institute

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Maryvale Institute
Maryvale House - Andy Mabbett - 2016-11-28 - 04.jpg
Maryvale House in November 2016
Type Roman Catholic
Established 1980 (1980)
Address Maryvale House, Old Oscott Hill, Birmingham, England
52°32′55″N 1°53′32″W / 52.5486°N 1.8922°W / 52.5486; -1.8922Coordinates: 52°32′55″N 1°53′32″W / 52.5486°N 1.8922°W / 52.5486; -1.8922
Nickname Maryvale

The Maryvale Institute is a college of further and higher education, an International Catholic Distance-Learning College for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education in Old Oscott, Great Barr, Birmingham, England. It specialises in the provision of part-time and distance learning courses to the lay faithful, consecrted religious and ministers of the Roman Catholic Church.

The College has existed in its current state since 1980, on the site of St Mary's College, founded in 1794 for both the training of priests and the education of lay pupils.

Courses offered[edit]

Further education[edit]

  • Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis (MCC)
  • Teachings of Pope John Paul II (Encyclical Studies)
  • Certificate in New Evangelisation and Ministry
  • Certificate in Art, Inspiration and Beauty in Catholic perspective
  • Catholic Certificate for Religious Studies (For teachers in Catholic Schools)
  • Certificate in Studies in the Catholic Catechism
  • Certificate in Catholic Healthcare Chaplaincy
  • Religious / Pre-seminarian course in the Catholic catechism

Higher education - undergraduate[edit]

  • B. Divinity
  • BA Philosophy (Validated by Open University)

Higher education - postgraduate[edit]

  • MA in Catholic Applied Theology (Validated by the Open University)

Research degrees[edit]

Validated by Liverpool Hope University.[1]

  • MPhil Catholic Studies
  • PhD Catholic Studies

Institute relationships[edit]

The Institute is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Its Doctoral (PhD) programme is accredited by Liverpool Hope University.[1] Its Masters programme is accredited by the Open University. The emphasis of the Institute is on Diocesan catechesis. The validator of the B. Divinity programme is the Faculté-Notre Dame at the École cathédrale de Paris.


  1. ^ a b "PGR Information for Staff". Liverpool Hope University. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 

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