Diploma in Buddhist Studies (2023-24)

Birmingham Buddhist Academy


This course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the Theravada Buddhism. This course will be suitable for those who want to practice meditation, counselling and those who wants to seek in depth understanding of 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 20th August 2023

Please send completed application and documents required to venuttaranyana@gmail.com & theingithant26@gmail.com


Entrance examination

Saturday 2nd September 2023 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.



Sunday 3rd September 2023, UK time 7pm to 10pm


Confirmation of the acceptance to the course

Saturday 9th September 2023


Duration of the course?

One year (full time)


Course Start Date and Time

Friday 15th September 2023 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



There are no fees for this course. Students can make donations to support Birmingham Buddhist Academy.


Note : Students may also take individual modules.



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

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

Registered Charity No. 513368
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