Maryvale Institute

A distance-learning education institute, providing courses in religious education, catechesis, philosophy and theology.

(photo: Register Files)

Old Oscott Hill
Birmingham, B44 9AG
+44 121 360 8118

Enrollment: 750

The Institution:

  • President’s Oath
  • Catholic Board
  • Catholic Faculty
  • Mandatum Required
  • Theologians’ Oath

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession
  • Speakers Vetted
  • Unobjectionable Clubs
  • No Coed Dorms (N/A)*
  • Health Services Okay (N/A)*

School’s Comments:

Institution: Maryvale Institute is a distance-learning education institute whose mission is to provide authentic Catholic formation for laypeople and for religious at both the further-education and higher-education levels by offering courses in theology, catechesis and philosophy. It is based in the historic Maryvale House, which has been a center of Catholic faith, worship and spirituality for more than 400 years, and it was the first home of Blessed John Henry Newman following his reception into the Church. Maryvale offers ecclesiastical degree programs validated by the Pontifical Faculty of Notre-Dame, Paris, as well as undergraduate, post-graduate and research degrees through the Open University and Liverpool Hope University in England.  

Campus Culture: Maryvale is part-time and distance learning. Students only attend a maximum of three times a year, mostly on weekends, for residential study periods, and they stay in single study/bedrooms, not dorms. 

Health Services: Health services are not provided.

Holy Spirit College

Holy Spirit seeks to educate and to form students who, as leaders in professional and civic life, will live by the highest intellectual and ethical standards. In service of this goal, Holy Spirit endeavors to create an environment in which integrated learning is a shared responsibility. Shared responsibility for the life and governance of the College should lead all its members to make the best of their own talents, to work together, to be sensitive to one another, to serve others, and to seek justice within and beyond the Holy Spirit community.