Diploma in Buddhist Studies (2022-23)

Birmingham Buddhist Academy


This course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Theravada Buddhism.


Application Form & Educational Requirements including Textbooks are available at

http://www.birminghambuddhistvihara.org/ under Buddhist Academy section


Application Submission date and contact

Sunday 14th August 2022

Please send completed application and documents required to bba@birminghambuddhistvihara.org


Entrance examination

Saturday 27th August 2022 UK time 7pm – 9pm


Online exam.  Completed exam paper must be sent back to venuttaranyana@gmail.com

Please complete your full name when sending back the answer sheet.



Saturday 3rd September 2022, UK time 7pm to 10pm


Confirmation of the acceptance to the course

Saturday 10th September 2022


Duration of the course?

One year (full time)


Course Start Date and Time

Friday 16th September 2022 UK time 7pm to 9pm


Course running time

Every week (Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 9pm)


Course method

Online and occasional face to face attendance at Birmingham Buddhist Academy at 29-31 Osler Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 9EU

Tel: 0121- 4546591


Diploma Course Modules

Abhidhamma, Samatha & Vipassana, Pali Grammar, Basic Buddhism





£500 for four modules (full Diploma Course) as donation payable to Birmingham Buddhist Vihara by cheque. (Please write Birmingham Buddhist Academy at the back of the cheque).  For online bank transfer, please contact Theingi Thant (Theingi.Thant@nhs.net) for details.


Note : Students may also take individual modules for the donation of £150 per module.


All course donation must be paid within one month from course start date.  Thank you.


Any further queries, please contact Dr Ottaranyana: venuttaranyana@gmail.com

29-31 Osler Street,
B16 9EU
Phone: 0121 454 6591

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