ANCIENT FAITH MEETS THE DIGITAL AGE
For more than seven years the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies has offered a version of its Cambridge-based courses on-line, using the internet and the latest advances in on-line teaching and learning methodology to make available some of the most distinguished teachers of Orthodox studies to students anywhere in the world.
Our Distance Learning programme is based on our Cambridge face-to-face courses. You will be taught by experts drawn from the United Kingdom and around the world, who present an up-to-the minute digest of their topic on video and sound recording, available at any time and anywhere for private study.
We aim to offer the whole ‘Cambridge experience’ by providing teaching at the same level as our Cambridge-based residential courses. The online community of IOCS students and a constant connection with the specially assigned tutors help circumvent ‘the loneliness of the long distance learner’.
If you do not have a university degree, you will have to show secondary school-leaving qualifications from a recognized institution in the United Kingdom or, for overseas students, the equivalent.
From October 2017 the fee for each Certificate module is £250. (Continuing students who commenced before October 2017 will pay the old fee). A discounted fee of £2,250 (10% off) is available to those who pay before their course commences. Read more.
The modules of both courses are taught as separate units, so students may join the course at any time. However, the modules follow in sequence through the two years, and students are advised to hold as far as possible to the proposed two-monthly timetable for each module, so that tutors and students may consider the same topic together. Read more.
Each distance learner will have a personal tutor who keeps contact by e-mail, advises on study techniques, comments on drafts of work to be submitted, and conducts online discussions with groups of students at least once per week. Students will also have access to ‘discussion forums’ and ‘chat-rooms’, so as to keep contact with others studying the same subject. Read more.