This in-house course involves steady academic work, and so we request that when you are confident of your readiness for this you provide us with a sample of your writing. This can be on any topic and should be not less than 1,000 words in length and not more than 3,000. Please send this to the Programme Adminstrator, Chris Dyczek OFM at distancelearning@franciscans.ac.uk. Please also supply


  • a short summary of any previous reading in Franciscan sources and spirituality, 
  • any previous academic experience, 
  • a postal address. 


If your application is accepted you will be invoiced for Unit 1, at a cost of £80 to cover study materials, postage and marking. When payment has cleared the Unit will be dispatched to you, along with instructions regarding the completion and submission of essays for assessment. Upon successful completion of Unit 1, you may proceed in the same way to Unit 2.

It is also possible to purchase the text of each Unit without enrolling on the Distance Learning Programme and so with no provision for assessment. The cost of each Unit, including postage. is £50.