BA in Theology and Religious Studies ONLINE (16)
Would the certificate awarded by Bhaktivedanta College & University of Chester mention the word online?
We are issuing two certificates: one from UOC and one from BC.
Yes it is the same degree.
Honours degree has different meanings for different degrees. Most commonly it is an award in connection with undergraduate Bachelor’s degree variations. If you meant on that answer is “yes”.
FAQs mention that Bhakti-Shastri modules are integrated into BA (TRS) courses. So am I qualified directly for Bhakti-Shastri certificate?
Yes, BS is part of the degree. Bhakti Sastri is divided in 2 parts delivered during the first and second year.
Another option is to postpone the studies for a later date. For more info on postponing, please follow this link.
After 7 days, if we don’t get any statement from the student, it is considered that s/he has taken the course and refund or transferring is not possible anymore. Those who didn’t pass the closed-book exam (including those who didn’t take it) can take the whole course again at later time after paying administrative fee of 25 EUR. Admistrative fee for Bhaktivaibhava course is 100 EUR.
Those who started their studies before November 26th 2015 fall within the old refund policies:
If students who sign up for a particular online module or complete program are unable to take up the module due to some unavoidable circumstance, they should communicate with the online course administrator via email. During the first week of any online module it is possible to request transfer to the same module on the next scheduled delivery, free of charge. Changes after seven days are not possible without paying administrative fee of 50% from the tuition fee of a particular module. In general full program payments (Bhakti Sastri) are not refundable since they are discounted.
We will give a 100% refund on cancellations in the first week of the course. We will give a 30% refund if after the first week you decide you don’t want to continue for any reason. After the first week we can discuss a refund, or transfer you to a later course under special circumstances, such as illness. It is our policy to extend the greatest possible flexibility to students under these circumstances.
If a student, due to some unavoidable circumstances, is unable to take up the module, s/he should inform our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org during the first 7 days of any module to be transferred to the same module for its next scheduled delivery.
After 7 days, if we don’t get any statement from the student, it is considered that s/he has taken the course and transferring is not possible anymore. Postponing of one module can be made for two consecutive deliveries. After that, new full payment for that particular module is required for continuation of studies.
Yes, there is a scope of employment in ISKCON and outside. There is also a variety of scopes to continue your studies.
Externally validated means there is a third party in between BC and UOC which is independent and which is monitoring educational quality.
Students can inquire and apply any time of the year, preferably in spring so that there is enough time for the admission process to be completed before the academic year starts in September.
For the onsite course please refer to: bhaktivedantacollege.com/program/theology/ under the Tab “Admission”.
For the online course please refer to: bhaktivedantacollege.com/online/ba-theology-and-religious-studies-trs-online/ under the Tab “Admission”.
The academic topics include philosophy and theology, religious studies, scriptural studies and practical theology. At the end of Year 3, students are required to write a dissertation on any of the chosen areas, agreed upon with a mentor. The curriculum is fun yet challenging. The College facilitates the devotional, intellectual, artistic, cultural, and missionary aspirations of the students. Thus the curriculum includes all these aspects, and the courses contain varied teaching methods to best involve the students in the process of learning. Each course has its own mood and is exciting and inspiring.
You will find a commitment to providing you with extraordinary convenience, online tools and resources, and the opportunity to achieve your educational goals. You can count on an attractive and challenging curriculum in a supportive learning environment.
On average, we have about two dozen students per class.
Onsite: The academic year runs from September through June. Each of the three terms run for eleven to twelve weeks. The terms are separated by a two-week break at Christmas and a two-week break around mid-March. Generally all the Bhaktivedanta College courses last for one or two weeks. Some weeks are set aside for writing essays, preparing presentations, or studying for exams.
Online: The academic year runs from August through June. The terms are separated by a two-week break at Christmas and a two-week break around mid-March. The courses are taught and spread in a different way than the onsite courses in order to facilitate a proper distant learning experience. Some weeks are set aside for writing essays and preparing other assignments depending on the course requirements.