Program Delivery:

  1. How do your programs work?
  2. Are the courses for the programs pre-determined? Are there electives?
  3. What is the difference between the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theological Studies (MTS) programs?
  4. How is the academic year organized?
  5. Is there a minimum course load per term?

Courses:

  1. Are your courses self-paced?
  2. Are courses delivered in real time?
  3. Are there assignments and tests for each course and how are they graded?
  4. Which courses do you offer?
  5. How many courses do you offer per term?

Transfer Credits:

  1. Can I receive credit towards my program for previous education?

Tuition:

  1. How much is tuition?
  2. Which payment methods do you accept?
  3. When is tuition due?

Accreditation:

  1. Is St. Bede’s accredited?

Program Delivery:

  1. How do your programs work?

As a ‘virtual’ theological college, St. Bede’s offers its programs entirely online. All of our programs are delivered using the platform Moodle, which is commonly used by institutions for distance learning.

  1. Are the courses for the programs pre-determined? Are there electives?

The Course of Studies for programs is pre-determined, but previous experience and education will be considered. A student’s bishop also often has specific courses that they require. For these reasons, a student’s individual course of studies is determined in consultation with the Dean.

  1. What is the difference between the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theological Studies (MTS) programs?

The MDiv program is designed to prepare students academically for ministry (ordination) in the Traditional Anglican Church. The MTS is similar to the MDiv program but is intended for lay men and women.

  1. How is the academic year organized?

We offer courses on a term basis, (Michaelmas Term – Fall, Hilary Term – January, Trinity Term – Spring). Courses may or may not be offered during the summer; this will be based on student need and instructor availability.

  1. Is there a minimum course load per term?

No. Studies may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may take any number of the courses offered in a term as long as they have the capacity to handle the work load.

  1. Is a practicum required?

Practical courses will be required for those students seeking ordination. Before applying, please contact your bishop to discuss options in your diocese. Please note that a letter of recommendation from your bishop is required as part of the application package.

Courses:

  1. Are your courses self-paced?

Courses are self-paced in that students may log on and work when it is convenient for them, but students must still meet assignment deadlines set by the instructor. The length (number of hours of lecture, tutorials, study, etc.) will vary depending on the course. Students are responsible for setting their own schedule (subject to the instructors’ requirements and the course schedules).

  1. Are courses delivered in real time?

No. Students will undertake their course of studies by means of tutorials, lectures, directed readings, video lectures, submission of papers, and periodic examinations. The instructors will outline the expectations and requirements for successful completion of each course.

  1. Are there assignments and tests for each course and how are they graded?

Yes. Students are responsible for completing the directed readings, viewing the videos, attending the tutorials, submitting the papers, and meeting the deadlines assigned by the instructor(s). A formal examination or comprehensive paper will be required in each course to determine whether the student has completed the requirements and mastered the course content. All instructors follow a standard grading rubric.

  1. Which courses do you offer?

Our complete list of courses is available on the Course of Studies page of our website. We are not able to offer other courses beyond these at this time.

  1. How many courses do you offer per term?

We offer two to four courses per term. The number of courses is dependant on instructor availability. The specific courses offered in any given term is subject to change for the same reason.

Transfer Credits:

  1. Can I receive credit towards my program for previous education?

Courses and academic work completed outside of St. Bede’s maybe considered for transfer credit for courses to be taken at St. Bede’s—these external courses are evaluated for the relevant program and degree level, and content. Please note that St. Bede’s, and institutions of higher education in general, cannot or require other institutions to accept their courses as transfer credits—notwithstanding articulation agreements, or memoranda of understanding.

Tuition:

  1. How much is tuition?

Tuition is $200 per course and is based on the student’s country of residence. That is, Canadian students pay $200 CAD and American students pay $200 USD per course.

  1. Which payment methods do you accept?

Payment may be made by cheque or money order to St. Bede’s Anglican Catholic Theological College and mailed to the College office.

  1. When is tuition due?

Tuition is payable at the beginning of each term, (rather than as a program lump sum).

Accreditation:

  1. Is St. Bede’s accredited?

Yes. Saint Bede’s Anglican Catholic Theological College is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3NJ, England). St. Bede’s has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).