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PGDip Parish Church Studies: Heritage, History and Fabric (online)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Parish churches are religious, historical, artistic and archaeological monuments. With social, economic and cultural implications, the parish church is a recognisable feature of villages, towns and cities across the country.

This online programme provides an excellent academic grounding in the key issues, themes and contexts associated with the changing nature of parishes and parish churches. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of a breadth of notable research on topics ranging from the conservation of the church and its legislative framework, sacred objects and art, to the management and care of the churchyard.

Joining an active community, you can fit your learning around your life by participating in flexible weekly modules in your own time, and at your own pace. The intuitive technology-enabled approach allows for lively discussions and a high degree of engagement, guidance and support. You’ll also be invited to attend an annual residential weekend to hear expert talks, network in-person and share your learning with the wider cohort of students and staff.


?Delivered in association with The Churches Conservation Trust, this unique qualification provides unprecedented access to local sites and valuable resources as well as discounted membership to the Trust and opportunities for work placements.

Careers and skills

Parish Church Studies will provide you with a range of highly transferable skills that enhance employability. A key focus of our degree is training in oral communication: from Year 1, your learning takes place in small groups and trained to develop presentations in collaboration with other students. You'll also be shown how to effectively use audio and visual tools and encouraged to make contributions to group discussions.

This programme can also serve as a valuable continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity for numerous professional bodies and memberships related to the Church, particularly the IHBC, who have recognised the Diploma for such purposes.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 3,040per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

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  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 93 6

    6th out of 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    155 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    148 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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