Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies Modules
This Certificate stage covers a wide range of areas and topics drawing upon tutors and resources from across the Jewish-Christian spectrum. The KEDS Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies consists of six core modules:
- JCS1 Israel, the Church, the Bible and Theology
- JCS2 Israel, the Church and Biblical Interpretation
- JCS3 Israel, the Church and History
- JCS4 Israel, the Church and the Gospel
- JCS5 Israel, the Church and Ecclesiology
- JCS6 Israel, the Church, Politics and the Land
Diploma in Jewish-Christian Studies Modules
The KEDS Diploma in Jewish-Christian Studies requires completion of all six Certificate modules detailed above, together with three additional extended modules:
- JCSD1 Biblical Hebrew for Beginners 1
- JCSD2 Biblical Hebrew for Beginners 2
- JCSD3 Lands of the Bible
Note that students can exit early with a Certificate award if they wish and do not have to commit to the Diploma stage.
All applicants pay an application fee of 35 GBP when initially submitting their application for admission.
CERTIFICATE STAGE: The fee for each Certificate module is 49 GBP (total 294 GBP for all six modules). Students can purchase individual modules as and when needed. However, paying for all six modules in advance secures a 20% discount (overall fee 235 GBP instead of 294 GBP).
DIPLOMA STAGE: The fee for each Diploma module is 99 GBP (total 297 GBP). If paying for all three modules in advance the total fee is reduced to 240 GBP.
For couples studying together fees are reduced slightly. Email the school office for details.
Because KEDS pays fees to third parties for some services, note that once paid tuition fees are non-refundable, so only pay for modules you know you will complete. Also note that there are two required books for the programme (available in both paperback and Kindle ebook formats), so students should also budget an additional £20-25 GBP overall for these.
Detailed Programme Specification
Download the Certificate and Diploma programme specification with details of syllabus and regulations
How is the programme delivered?
All KEDS programmes are delivered online via our innovative and bespoke eCampus. Students are given their own unique login details and work through the material for each module. This material consists of audio talks and lectures, videos and reading assignments. Students then complete an assessment for the module.
Who are the tutors?
Details about KEDS teaching faculty are available on the school’s main site.
Will I have access to a tutor?
Yes. The programme director is the personal academic tutor for all students enrolled on the Jewish-Christian studies programme and he is available to provide academic advice and guidance. Students can also contact individual module tutors about some issues, for example questions about assignments.
Are there any exams?
No, all modules are assessed via an end-of-module assignment. The module tutor will provide assignment feedback and a final mark. If a piece of work does not secure a pass students can repeat the assessment.
How long does it take to complete each module?
Everyone works at a different pace, but generally-speaking Certificate modules can be completed comfortably in about 10 weeks based on 3-4 hours of study per week. Diploma modules are about double the work involved for a Certificate module.
What are the module time limits and overall minimum and maximum registration periods?
These details are set out in the programme regulations and syllabus documentation which can be found above.
What are the academic entrance requirements?
There are no formal academic requirements. All applications are considered on an individual basis based on the application submitted. When considering applications teaching faculty focus particularly on an applicant’s commitment to the programme, so you should ensure your application provides some explanation about why you are applying for this particular course.
I’m still not sure if this is the course for me. Can I speak with someone before applying?
Yes. In the first instance you should send an email to the school office to set up a telephone conversation. Alternatively you can message us through social media (see our websites for the platforms available).
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