Study Programme

The pre-master consists of eleven courses.
Eight of these courses examine the various aspects of the Orthodox traditions and are taught in English by the staff of St Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. The three remaining courses are general courses of the faculty; at present these courses are taught in Dutch.

Blended learning

The eight specific courses are taught in an online and ‘blended learning’ format. This means that there are no traditional lectures at the university, but rather videos which can be watched at home and assignments such as papers, posts in online discussions and presentations by the students. These courses consist of eight modules of two weeks each, which offer the student great flexibility to organise his or her time.
In addition to these asynchronous activities, each module contains also an online Zoom session (the times of which will be agreed upon during the kick-off meeting on Saturday Sept. 4th).
In the first year, the student has to write a mid-term paper and a final paper for each course.

It is the intention of St Irenaeus Institute to plan two or three study days, which students are not required to attend in person. On these days lectures will be given and students will be able to meet each other.

Instruction modes


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