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Distance degree programs for Adults & Professionals.

Bircham International University - Adult Degree Programs Online.


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities

Religion via distance learning


Study of the world's major religious traditions, including Hinduism and Buddhism, the religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This Doctor Ph.D. Degree focuses on the academic study of religion, with special attention to: common dimensions of religious experience; the interaction of religion and culture; theoretical analysis of religious belief and experience; religious expression in myth, ritual, symbol, and social organization; and religious responses to archetypal problems of human experience. Because our lives are strongly affected by other cultures' thoughts and beliefs, a better comprehension of each other facilitates our chance of achieving a safer, more productive, and more caring community. Upon request, this program may be adapted to focus on the study of a single major religion.


Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kariuki Njino
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. " Mahatma Gandhi.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Arts & Humanities via distance learning


Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Religion via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 51 Academic credits - Religion Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 51 Academic credits: Religion Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601REL - World Myths & Beliefs
602REL - Religion
603REL - Moral Principles
604REL - Judaism & The Old Testament
605REL - Christianism & The New Testament
606REL - Catholicism & The Christian Church
607REL - Islamic Tradition & Fundamentalism
608REL - Hinduism & Buddhism
609REL - Religions of China & Japan
610REL - Indian Philosophies
611REL - Religions in America
612REL - Philosophy of Religion
613REL - Comparative Religion
614REL - Metaphysics
615REL - Spiritual Science
616REL - Ethical Dilemmas
617REL - Contemporary Religious Thought
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Bibliography: Religion via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Spiritual Science.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Religion:


ABFR - Associação Brasileira de Filosofia da Religião
ABHR - Associação Brasileira de História das Religiões
ACSRM - Asociación de Cientistas Sociales de la Religión del Mercosur
ADLR - Asociación para la Defensa de la Libertad Religiosa
ASR - Association for the Sociology of Religion
BASR - British Association for the Study of Religions
BSPR - British Society for the Philosophy of Religion
CLLR - Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa
CRCH - Commission on Religious Counseling and Healing
FEB - Federação Espírita Brasileira
FEREDE - Federación de Entidades Religiosas Evangélicas de España
IAHR - International Association for the History of Religions
IAPR - International Association for the Psychology of Religion
IARF - International Association for Religious Freedom
IRFWP - Inter Religious Federation for World Peace
ISSR - International Society for Science & Religion
NSAC - National Spiritualist Association of Churches
PMA - Pastoral Medical Association
REA - Religious Education Association
RRA - Religious Research Association
SSSR - Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Religion

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Religion


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Religion. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Religion to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Religion, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities

Religion Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Religion


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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