Taught course

Religious Studies Diploma Course

Institution
Centre of Excellence
Qualifications
CPDQuality Licence Scheme

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Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Guiding you through the fundamental underpinnings of the academic study of religion, the Religious Studies Diploma Course covers a wide range of concepts. You’ll study key topics, from views on religious morality and the concept of the afterlife, to the psychological dimensions of faith and the development of post-religious thought in the form of atheism, and much more.

The course begins with an examination of religion and the role it plays in society, before presenting an overview of the six major world religions and their historical development.

We’ll consider the view of each of the major world religions on the subject of death and discuss the relationship between religion and morality. We’ll also look at the concept of eschatology in religion, with a particular focus on the Abrahamic faiths’ view on the subject.

The Religious Studies Diploma Course examines the historical development of the concepts of blasphemy and sacrilege and analyses the scriptural evidence for the question of how blasphemy should be punished. It also provides an overview of the difficult subject of the relationship between religion and conflict.

We’ll delve into a detailed analysis of the significance of human psychology in religion and examine the concept of atheism from both historical and modern perspectives. We’ll also explore the complex phenomenon of division and sub-division in religious belief systems, examining some of the key characteristics that define certain religious sub-groups, sects and cults.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of religions and their development
  • Learn how religions handle big subjects such as morality, mortality, and the afterlife
  • Explore the concepts of blasphemy, sacrilege, and atheism
  • Discover the significance of human psychology in religion

Information for international students

Available for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
£127
International students
£127

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Quality Licence Scheme
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

The Religious Studies Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15). The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.150

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