- Affiliations Open University
- Established 1980 (1980)
- Location Birmingham, England
- Nickname Maryvale
- Type Roman Catholic
- Vice principal www.maryvale.ac.uk
The Maryvale Institute is a college of further and higher education, in Old Oscott, Great Barr, Birmingham, England. It specialises in the provision of part-time and distance learning courses to the lay faithful and ministers of the Roman Catholic Church. The College has existed in its current state since 1980, on the site of an earlier college, founded in 1794 for both the training of priests and the education of lay pupils. The Institute is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It has close relationships with the Ogilvie Institute, and offers courses accredited by the Open University. The emphasis of the Institute being on Parish Catechesis, the Maryvale Institute has close relationships with its predecessor, the diocesan seminary, St Mary's College, Oscott, which moved to a nearby site in 1838. As the validator of BA(Divinity) and MA(Catholic Theology) programmes, the institute is linked to St. Patrick's College, Maynooth(Pontifical University).
Further education Adult Studies in the Catechism of the Catholic Church Course for Certification of Parish Catechists Teachings of Pope John Paul II (Encyclical Studies) Higher education - undergraduate Most of the Higher Education courses are accredited by the Open University Validation Service. However, those marked as "Pontifical" are accredited by a Pontifical University, generally St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. Pontifical BPhil BA in Applied Theology (Parish Catechesis) BA in Applied Theology (Diaconal Ministry) BA in Divinity Certificate in Philosophy Diploma in Philosophy Higher education - postgraduate PGCE - Postgraduate certificate in Education. MA in Pastoral and Education Studies MA in Catholic Theology Research degrees Validated by the Open University Validation Service. MPhil Catholic Studies PhD Catholic Studies
Maryvale is both a place of worship and a specialist Institute, providing distance learning opportunities in Catholic Theology, Evangelisation, Catechesis, Philosophy, Ministry and Religious Education at every level from short, informal courses to BAs, MAs and research degrees. The range of levels offered enables students from all backgrounds to develop their full potential and obtain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications.