Saturday Course: Diploma in Christian Studies

This programme is not validated by the University of Glasgow.

The Diploma in Christian Studies is one of our Saturday Courses.   It is a 2-year part-time course in Biblical Studies, Practical Theology, Christian Discipleship and Christian Doctrine for those who have already gained their Certificate in Theology.  This course may be done at any of several venues, and by distance learning online.


megangrayvideoCheck out this video, where ETS Vice Principal John A. MacLeod and Saturday Course student Megan Gray explain to prospective students what the Saturday courses involve.





When are the courses delivered in 2017-2018?

2017: 16 September, 7 October, 11 November, 9 December

2018: 13 January, 17 February, 17 March, 14 April


What are the themes for 2017-2018?

Will Traub - God’s Plan of Redemption: The Covenant (10.00 - 11.15 am)

Alasdair I Macleod - The Exalted Christ (11.45 am - 1.00 pm)

John R. Nicholls - Living as Reformed Christians in the 21st Century (2.00 - 3.15 pm)


For more detail, see here.


Online Registration

While you can sign up till the end of 2017 for the 2017-2018 session and pay online using Paypal, you would be better to sign up straight away and be ready for the new session. Just fill in the form here. Or you can attend your venue and sign up on the day.


Online Lecture Access

If you have signed up, you can access the lectures here with your login details.


Further Enquiries:

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Why do the Saturday Course at ETS?

Kathleen Wilson, Saturday Course Graduate

Kathleen Wilson, Saturday Course Graduate

"As a fairly new Christian I enrolled on the Saturday course, I really just wanted to develop my own understanding of scripture. I have impressed myself with what I have managed to achieve and the blessings were abundant."
Dennis Shanesmith, Saturday Course Graduate (USA)

Dennis Shanesmith, Saturday Course Graduate (USA)

"Saturday Courses at ETS challenge me to grow spiritually and immerse me in God’s word. My better understanding of Doctrine and Theology has forever changed the way I think, live, study, and Worship."
Faith McIntosh. Saturday Course Graduate

Faith McIntosh. Saturday Course Graduate

"A fruitful way to spend your Saturday! Good theology leads to doxology and the Saturday course has caused this student to praise God! Intellectually and spiritually stimulating lectures, fellowship and discussion. Thoroughly challenging and enjoyable. An absolute must for the 'armchair  theologian'!"
Riaz Mohammed, Saturday Course Graduate

Riaz Mohammed, Saturday Course Graduate

"I have thoroughly enjoyed attending 3 lectures per month (on a Saturday) for the past 2 years as part of the Certificate in Theology course run by the Free Church College here in Edinburgh. I have found these lectures to be interesting, informative and professionally delivered to a very high quality academic standard- yet still Christ centred, relevant and highly stimulating to my faith.
Lisa Ramscar, Saturday Course Graduate

Lisa Ramscar, Saturday Course Graduate

"The online course and lecturers have helped me understand in greater depth God's message of salvation, and in doing so I have found purpose, peace, and love.  Wonderful supportive staff. Thank you all."