Diploma in Buddhist Studies (2020-21)

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

See details at http://www.birminghambuddhistvihara.org under Birmingham Buddhist Academy section


Application Submission date and contact

10th September 2020

Please send completed application and documents required to venuttaranyana@gmail.com  & Theingi.Thant@nhs.net


Entrance examination

Friday 11th September 2020 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.



Friday 4th September 2020


Confirmation of the acceptance to the course

Monday 14th September 2020


Duration of the course?

One year (full time)


Course Start Date and Time

Friday 18th September 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, Meditation, 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 ask Dr Ottaranyana for details.


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


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


  • Second year MA course second semester will start from 8/02/2020 – 24/05/2020.
  • New Diploma course will start from 12th Sep 2020.
  • Students will study Abhidhamma, Pali Grammar and Meditation taught by Dr Ottara Nyana and Dr Nagasena.

For further details please contact:
Dr. Ottara Nyana
email: venuttaranyana@gmail.com