Welcome to the online Coptic
Studies programme. We hope you will enjoy the courses and find them of great interest.
The majority of the courses
have been classroom taught both as modules of a part-time Humanities BA degree and non-accredited Coptic Studies programme
at a university department for Adult Continuing Education.
The major subject areas and
themes that will be covered in the courses all relate to the culture, history and heritage of Coptic Egypt, including the
Art and Architecture
Icon writing and Iconography
Individual lives of Coptic
Heritage – conservation.
Reconstruction – preserving
the past for the future
Please refer to the current
and proposed course list for further information
List of courses and start dates
Course tutor Howard Middleton-Jones Bio
All courses run for 6 weeks
and course information is distributed on a weekly basis. The course documents will remain available for 14 days after completion
of the course
Advantages of online delivery
Course documents and information
available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
The student may access
the course documents anywhere in the world at any time; this is most useful if you are on holiday or working away from home
Flexibility - Extremely
useful for those unable to leave their home for any reason or are looking after families
Education comes to the
home - Ability to work alone or with others at times to suit.
Individual attention: the
course tutor is available via email at any time and for regular live chat sessions
Opportunity to meet other
interesting and like-minded people
Promotion of life-long
learning: skills acquired on the courses to enhance your experience of global Internet use.
Improve your self discipline:
taking online courses improves your organisational skills and increases personal motivation.
Connects you with the ‘Global
Village’ – a unique experience to increase your personal experience of the variety of opportunities – such
as virtual visits of sites, museums and access to thousands of books and journals
Enjoyment while receiving
and sharing knowledge!
No travel expenses in getting to a venue,
stay in the comfort of your own home
The cost of each 6 week module is £45 in total, payable via paypal.
What do I get for my fees?
1. Access 24 hours a day 7 days a week to a variety of course material: pdf slide shows, word files and unique
2. Weekly updated course documents, news and support
Regular contact with the course tutor via email and weekly live chat discussions
3. Opportunity to meet up with like-minded people
4. Access to the 'Global village; visit virtual sites and current excavation and conservation programmes
5. Study when and where you like, even on holiday!
6. Regular support from dedicated staff
7. Opportunity to enhance your knowledge and increase your network of contacts in the Coptic world
8. Full course documents
9. Certificate of course completion
Course registration form (this is the old form cost £45 and 6 weeks not 10 weeks)
For further information please contact the course tutor Howard Middleton-Jones