Maryvale Institute

We are very happy indeed to announce that the Diocesan Trustees have just approved the continuation of the Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) and Licence Programmes, allowing us to begin recruiting new students immediately.

The Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Sciences (HIRS) is the only ecclesial institute of this kind in the English-speaking world. It operates both the B.Div and Licence Programmes.

The Ecclesiastical BDiv is a five-year part-time, collaborative-learning degree programme in Catholic theology providing a comprehensive exposition and analysis of Christian doctrine based on the study of the sacred Scriptures, the works of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and the documents of the Magisterium.

The Licence in Divinity: Pathway in Catechetical Sciences is another qualification of the Holy See, distinct from an STL, It is a three-year, part-time, programme aimed at those in leadership positions in catechetics and in other positions of responsibility.

Both programmes are important for formation and catechesis within the Archdiocese and beyond.

Revd Dr Michael Cullinan, Director of Maryvale HIRS.


Enquirers for the BDiv and Licence should contact Deacon Harry Schnitker: [email protected].

To enrol directly please contact the programme administrator: [email protected]