The Faculty is renown for its world famous Foundation and Diploma level Modules and there is more information about these below and on the relevant pages on the website.
In addition we now run a range of one Day Seminars in London and a series of Online Seminars which are open to all (given the relevant experience). These courses provide additional teaching to our existing London Classes and Distance Learning students as well as offering a way to engage with the Faculty on a more casual basis for those who do not want to commit to study a whole Module. Download our general brochure to get an idea of all our offerings.
There are even more options for study at our annual Summer School at Exeter College, Oxford.
The Faculty's Foundation and Diploma Courses
The video below features Faculty President Cat Cox and gives an insight into studying the Foundation and Diploma Courses with the Faculty and answers some of the key queries that new students ask us.
Whether you are studying for your own personal development or with a view to becoming a professional astrologer, the Faculty’s Foundation and Diploma courses provide a complete, comprehensive and thorough astrological education.
Our course material is unique – we have a philosophical but practical approach to the art and craft of astrology, preserving its rich traditions and at the same time embracing and including modern psychological and post-psychological thinking. Our course material is constantly updated, providing thorough, in-depth and comprehensive guidance to help you understand and work with astrology, from basic principles to the inclusion of a wide variety of techniques and from basic chart skills right through to intermediate and advanced levels of astrological interpretation.
The complete course consists of nine modules:
Foundation Course Modules 1-3 £ 295 each module or £ 830 for the complete course*
Diploma Level 1 Modules 4-6 £ 325 each module
Diploma Level 2 Modules 7-9 £ 325 each module
*There is an additional £ 35 one-off registration fee when you first enrol.
From 1 June 2018 the Module prices will increase to:
£ 315 for a Foundation module ( £885 for the complete course) and £ 345 for a Diploma Level Module.
If you want to gain a formal qualification you can take an examination once you have successfully completed all the modules at each level of study:
Certificate Exam (after completing Modules 1-3) cost £ 210
Intermediate Exam (after completing Modules 4-6) cost £ 230
Diploma Exam (after completing Modules 7-9) cost £ 250
Each module is supported by an abundance of written articles, available to distance learning, classes and Summer School students, which cover each subject in depth, offering practical examples and case studies to illustrate. The course material builds into a comprehensive library of written material, guiding your studies and offering ideas for further reading.
The Foundation Course contains modules 1-3 and is designed for complete newcomers to astrology as well as those who wish to consolidate their previous knowledge and reading within a structured course. The course aims to provide you with a basic understanding of the language of astrology and the ability to interpret a birth chart with some degree of competence.
Diploma Level 1
Level 1 contains modules 4-6 and aims to extend and deepen your skills. You will be encouraged to develop an imaginative and sensitive approach to chart interpretation and to address the ethics of good practice. You will learn to interpret a natal chart as it develops over time, incorporating transits, solar returns, secondary progressions and more into an integrated interpretation.
Diploma Level 2
Level 2 contains the final 3 modules that we offer. You will be introduced to the theory and practical application of the astrological techniques of midpoints, harmonics and synastry. You will learn about world astrology, the relationship between the individual and the collective, astro-geography and relocation, as well as electional astrology.
Methods of Study
The Faculty’s courses offer flexibility and choice. Our modules can be studied by distance learning and at classes and seminars in London. A selection of full and part Diploma modules can also be studied at our annual Summer School. You can choose whichever method of learning suits you best, and alternate freely between them to suit your individual needs.
Maximum flexibility is built into the modular structure, enabling you to enrol on each module when it suits you, to spread the cost of your studies and to take a break between modules if you wish. Modules 4,5,7 and 8 are even available as a series of part-modules, allowing you to take a break mid-module and further spread the fees and the work flow. As a Faculty registered student you will have access to the Faculty Facebook page and become a member of our global astrological community, able to chat to other students whenever you wish and no matter where you are in the world. We also offer three practice interpretation modules, related to the Certificate, Intermediate and Advanced exams. For further details on these please see the 'examinations' page.
Studying via Distance Learning offers you the freedom to enjoy a flexible study schedule which fits in perfectly with your life. You can choose to study at home, at work, on the move, in fact anywhere that suits you. The beauty of Distance Learning is that is allows you to fit study around other commitments and there is no requirement to commit to specific days and times.
The Faculty’s London classes programme is held each academic year at a venue in Central London, which is easily accessible from most parts of the UK and continental Europe. Many students choose to study at live classes because it offers the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to learn from the experiences and examples of other students.
The Faculty’s annual Summer School is one of the world’s best-known astrological events, attracting students from many countries to the beautiful city of Oxford to enjoy the weekend courses and five-day courses. The programme caters for a range of levels, from relative beginners through to students and practitioners at advanced or professional level.