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Distance Degrees of Calamus International University (Vanuatu)

All degrees are non-UK degrees awarded by Calamus International University, Vanuatu. For general details of CIU please see information in this website especially the about and status pages. CIU is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning (www.iadl.org.uk)  It is not government- or regionally-accredited and is not a UK, US, EU or Australian university.   

Flexibility is the hallmark of Calamus International University distance degrees. Each taught degree programme will have a number of essential units set for the student by the academic advisor, taking into account prior credit and the student’s background. Remaining units may be taken from a wide variety of related options. A small number of units (the number depending on available credit) may be taken, subject to approval, from most fields in the  course catalogue, enabling overlapping, unrelated or fringe topics to be studied. Each taught degree student may request some units to be created on a topic (or using a textbook) which is not currently in the catalogue: if approved and created, that unit is then available for other students. Also, a student may request some units to be studied by independent reading (such as academic journals, internet research or the student's own books) and assessed by extended essay. The Course Unit List will have details of most units currently on offer. You are welcome to enquire about your special preferences as more units are always under development.

Key to this page: (click on your selection to go to relevant section)
Associate degrees | Bachelor's - general info
Bachelor's Degrees: Social, Behavioural and Human Sciences | Arts and Spirituality | Business and Management
Master's Degrees: Social, Behavioural and Human Sciences | Arts and Spirituality | Business and Management
Doctoral Degrees - Taught/ Professional Doctorates
Ph.D. Degrees (mainly by research and dissertation)
Ph.D. Degrees (Independent/Interdisciplinary Studies)
Honorary Awards
Further Information

Associate Degrees

The Associate Degree is a popular qualification in the US, where it normally comprises 50% of a Bachelor’s degree. CIU Associate Degrees are available in most majors and will require approximately 60 credits. The number of credits to be completed by CIU courses depends on the amount and suitability of previous transfer credit. Please send your previous transcripts, resume or curriculum vitae to info@unicalamus.org for advice.   

Bachelor’s degrees

The following is a list of Bachelor’s degrees currently awarded by CIU by distance learning. Please note that some majors marked “provisional” may be temporarily not enrolling.  Also, it is possible for custom Bachelor’s degree syllabi to be negotiated.

Accelerated Entry for Bachelor’s degrees

The normal CIU Bachelor's programme is by accelerated entry - approx. 50% credit from previous studies and/or experience is needed for entry. If you need advice on eligibility, or on the best route if you lack enough credit, please send your curriculum vitae or résumé to info@unicalamus.org


Bachelor's Degrees in Social, Behavioural and Human Sciences 

[SEPARATE BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MOST DEGREE FIELDS - PLEASE ASK]

B.A.  Psychology. This degree course offers a variety of units covering general introductory psychology and specialist subjects. The emphasis of this arts-based degree programme is on developmental, abnormal, counselling, humanistic/transpersonal psychology, studies of personality and personal development.

B.A. Counselling Psychology. This field includes the study of all psychotherapeutic and psychological helping approaches including hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching. Essential units in counselling and in general psychology must be taken and a variety of options is available.

B.A. Change Agent Studies. The field of Change Agent Studies embraces counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, coaching, stress management, NLP, personal development and organisational change. Within this range students can select the mix of options which suits their learning needs.

B.A. Holistic Studies.  A multi-disciplinary degree with a core component in Holism and electives drawn from personal development, contemporary spirituality, metaphysics, health studies, counselling, transpersonal psychology and other areas.

B.A. Hypnotherapy. As well as core and specialist topics in hypnotherapy, courses may be taken from related disciplines such as counselling, psychotherapy, coaching, NLP, stress management, wellness, regression studies, etc. Credit given for hypnotherapy, NLP and counselling/therapy qualifications. Click here to see course brochure for hypnotherapy.

B.A. Life Coaching. Life coaching is a non-therapeutic form of helping directed at people who wish to improve their quality of life and their personal success. This course provides a grounding in coaching techniques and theory and electives cover related helping disciplines, counselling skills and personal development. Credit given for coaching certifications and professional qualifications.

B.A. Stress Management. This syllabus includes the physiology and psychology of stress, relaxation, meditation and stress reduction techniques, post-traumatic stress disorder, counselling skills, occupational stress, bullying, self-hypnosis and many related topics drawn from our other degrees. Credit given for stress management, hypnotherapy and other qualifications.

B.Sc. Wellness Studies / B.Sc. Complementary Health Studies.  Both these degree titles share the same range of modules covering stress management, coaching, self-hypnosis, personal development, Bach remedies, nutrition, reflexology, aromatherapy, colour therapy, energy medicine, healing studies, weight management, practice management and other topics in complementary health and prevention. These degrees are not intended to be practitioner qualifications but to provide professional development and breadth of knowledge for the would-be or the already qualified practitioner without a degree, as well as affording access to higher degrees. Credit will be given for approved trainings. These degrees are also a preparation for a career in complementary health centre administration, health media, natural health exhibition management, and similar fields.

B.A. Personal Development. We believe that this degree is unique to CIU though no doubt we shall have imitators. If your interest is primarily in personal and/or spiritual  growth, and you prefer a mode of study which is more experiential than academic, this programme gives you the chance to earn a degree whilst studying a range of approaches. Core textbooks are selected for quality, accessibility, ease of home study and user-friendliness of exercises. Assessments are focused on reports of self-development sessions using the set texts. Other modules selected may be drawn from the entire course catalogue, and credit will be given for seminars, workshops, sessions and trainings you attend run by approved training providers or therapists.

B.Phil in one of the following majors: Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Change Agent Studies, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Stress Management, Wellness Studies, Personal Development. The BPhil. degree is for students with at least 2 years’ accredited prior learning who wish to complete a degree by extended project report, research or equivalent work.

B.Sc. Social Studies. 


Bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Spirituality

The normal CIU Bachelor's programme is by accelerated entry - approx. 50% credit from previous studies and/or experience is needed for entry. If you need advice on eligibility, or on the best route if you lack enough credit, please send your curriculum vitae or résumé to info@unicalamus.org

[SEPARATE BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MOST DEGREE FIELDS - PLEASE ASK]

B.A. Contemporary Voice. This unique degree is for rock, pop and other contemporary vocalists, and comprises multimedia vocal theory and training with distance learning units in music history, psychology and career management. Offered in conjunction with VIDLA – Vocalist International Distance Learning Academy.  Web http://www.vidla.org  Email: info@vidla.org  

B.A. Creative Writing. (Provisional - under development)   This degree course, for writers of all genres, comprises evaluation of published work and work in progress for credit transfer, plus studies of the craft of writing, the psychology of writing, English language and style for writers, writing for personal growth and self-development, reading for background and research, and other relevant studies. A major piece of unpublished work (any genre) may be submitted as the final project.

B.A. Contemporary Spirituality.  The field of contemporary spirituality includes wisdom from both modern expressions of mainstream religion and scholarly or inspirational texts from new or revived spiritual systems including Eastern, Celtic, Jewish Renewal, Interfaith, Spiritualist, Pagan, Western Esoteric and other perspectives. Material is also drawn from the modules available in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Interfaith Studies, Personal Development, Esoteric Studies, Regression and Reincarnation Studies, Shamanistic Studies, Workplace Spirituality, Depth Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. Within these wide parameters there are no core units and the student may draw up a personal study plan based upon special interests.

BA South African History in conjunction with the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society. Separate literature indicating the requirements and syllabus for this degree course is available on request. Please apply to: Dr Adrian Greaves, The Degree Faculty, The Anglo Zulu War Historical Society, Woodbury House, Woodchurch Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7AE, UK. Tel. 01580 764189. Fax 01580 766648. Email  - info@anglozuluwar.com    www.anglozuluwar.com   You may also contact info@unicalamus.org and we will pass on your communication.

B.A. Religious Studies / Interfaith Studies.  The focus of Religious Studies is on the history and philosophy of religion, history of religious ideas, religion in society, comparative religion and interfaith studies. Students may also draw from the range of topics listed above under B.A. Contemporary Spirituality.

B.Phil. Independent/Interdisciplinary Studies (by assessment of prior learning and research project). Please enquire stating your field of study and giving your full C.V./résumé.

B.A. Regression and Reincarnation Studies.  Aimed at the regression hypnotherapist, transpersonal psychologist, student of religious experience or anyone interested in this popular field, this course focuses on reincarnation from an interdisciplinary perspective including hypnotic regression, techniques and rationale of regression, conscious past life recall, philosophy of reincarnation, reincarnation in literature, religion and culture, children’s past life memories, recovered memory studies, reincarnation in religion, problems and special issues in regression, past life memories of the Holocaust, the alien abduction phenomenon, critical approaches to reincarnation, plus complementary studies in psychology, spirituality, parapsychology and personal development.

B.A. Parapsychology.  Parapsychology is the psychology of paranormal or allegedly paranormal behaviour and perception. As well as an overview of the field, students will gain an understanding of different anomalous, psychic and mysterious phenomena such as telepathy, mediumship, apparitions, past life memories and channelling and how to investigate certain phenomena. Core studies in parapsychological topics are supplemented by electives from a wide range of topics in transpersonal psychology, spirituality and other areas. Click here to see brochure.

B.A. Metaphysics.  The study of metaphysics with Calamus International University goes beyond the  philosopher’s classical definition of metaphysics as speculative philosophy. The core units allow the student to explore transcendental realities with an appreciation which is intuitive as well as intellectual. Suitable topics may be drawn from the entire range of studies of contemporary spirituality, regression and reincarnation, religious studies, esoteric studies, shamanistic studies, transpersonal psychology, personal development, parapsychology and consciousness studies. Other Calamus units of particular interest to the student, or approved independent study, may also be included in the personal study plan. The field of metaphysics as presented by Calamus International University may suit the alternative, interfaith or New Age practitioner or minister or anyone with a strong interest in a broad range of alternative philosophies and New Age subjects. Click here to see brochure.


Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Management

The normal CIU Bachelor's programme is by accelerated entry - approx. 50% credit from previous studies and/or experience is needed for entry. If you need advice on eligibility, or on the best route if you lack enough credit, please send your curriculum vitae or résumé to info@unicalamus.org

B.B.A.  Bachelor of Business Administration. This accelerated programme assumes that the student already has an education in core business, economics and financial studies and the degree can be completed using a range of CIU "soft skills" course units plus a project on any area of business. See management brochure for further information. 

B.A. Travel and Tourism. Advanced (final year) entry in conjunction with programmes organised by the Institute of Hospitality Management Ireland.  Available through selected international IHMI centres only at present.


Master’s degrees in Social, Behavioural and Human Sciences

[SEPARATE BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MOST DEGREE FIELDS - PLEASE ASK]

M.A. Counselling Psychology. (For description see the relevant B.A. entry above)

M.A. Hypnotherapy. (For description see the relevant B.A. entry above)
Click here to see course brochure for hypnotherapy.

M.A. Change Agent Studies. (For description see the relevant B.A. entry above)

M.A. Life Coaching. (For description see the relevant B.A. entry above)

M.A. Stress Management. (For description see the relevant B.A. entry above)

M.A. Metaphor Studies. This field embraces the psycholinguistics of metaphor, client-centred and therapist-generated metaphors, use of metaphor in hypnosis, “clean language” and Groveian metaphor techniques, storytelling as metaphor, transpersonal symbols and metaphors, dreams and dreamwork, and suitable elective topics. This degree course will be of interest to anyone using metaphor for therapy, change or personal growth.

M.Sc. Wellness Studies/Complementary Health Studies. (For description see the relevant Bachelor's entry above)

M.A. Healing Studies. The purpose of this course is to understand the phenomenon of healing and its many forms through studies of healing methods, biographies of healers, energy medicine, and topics in complementary health and spirituality.

M.A. Holistic Studies. A multi-disciplinary degree with a core component in Holism and electives drawn from personal development, contemporary spirituality, metaphysics, health studies, counselling, transpersonal psychology and other areas.

M.A. Transpersonal Psychology. Transpersonal psychology is the psychology which reaches beyond the everyday self or ego. Topics include altered states of consciousness, dreams, spiritual and paranormal experiences, Jungian spirituality, regression and reincarnation, psychosynthesis, Buddhist psychology, the near-death experience, transpersonal hypnotherapy, shamanism, spirit release and entity therapies, and modules drawn from related fields such as contemporary spirituality and depth psychology.

M.A. Depth Psychology.  Depth psychology is the interdisciplinary study of the unconscious mind. Topics include psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches to the unconscious, dreams, archetypes, Jungian studies, hypnosis, regression, metaphor, symbolism and mythology.

M.Sc. Social Studies. 

M.A. Thanatology. Thanatology studies the experience of death and dying, including bereavement and loss, cross-cultural attitudes to death and bereavement, the near-death experience, evidence for survival, the written works of Kübler-Ross and spiritual perspectives on death and the afterlife.

M.A. Personal Development.  Modules may be drawn from the entire B.A./M.A.  catalogue of personal development topics plus other modules from any relevant field of interest to the student.


Master’s degrees in Arts and Spirituality

[SEPARATE BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MOST DEGREE FIELDS - PLEASE ASK]

M.A. Contemporary Voice. This unique degree is for rock, pop and other contemporary vocalists, and comprises multimedia vocal theory and training with distance learning units in music history, psychology and career management. Offered in conjunction with VIDLA – Vocalist International Distance Learning Academy.  Web http://www.vidla.org  Email: info@vidla.org    

M.A. Creative Writing and/or Self-Publishing. By taught courses, portfolio, work in progress and completion of book-length manuscript, collection of shorter works or self-publishing project. Unpublished authors must register with CIU before publication of the work they wish to use as their final project. Published works cannot be accepted for the whole of the degree.

M.Mus. (Master of Music) M.Mus. specialisations in the following fields: Music Education (Private or Classroom Teaching), Psychology of Music, Music History, Music Therapy, Theory and performance.

M.A. Contemporary Spirituality. See B.A. Contemporary Spirituality for a description of the field.

M.A. Interfaith Studies.  This course includes core material on Jewish-Christian relations and introductions to the beliefs and practices of various Christian denominations and other faiths. These studies are complemented by the gamut of modules on religious studies and related fields as described above under B.A. Contemporary Spirituality. This course is recommended for clergy, interfaith and New Age pastors, and those who require a knowledge of cultural diversity.

M.A. Religious Studies.  Students may select topics from any of the relevant CIU fields including the range of B.A./M.A. religious studies courses, contemporary spirituality, and esoteric studies.

M.A. South African History in conjunction with the Anglo Zulu War Historical SocietyPlease see B.A. description above. Separate literature indicating the requirements and syllabus for this degree course is available on request. Please apply to: Dr Adrian Greaves, The Degree Faculty, The Anglo Zulu War Historical Society, Woodbury House, Woodchurch Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7AE, UK. Tel. 01580 764189. Fax 01580 766648. Email  - info@anglozuluwar.com    www.anglozuluwar.com   You may also contact info@unicalamus.org and we will pass on your communication.

M.A. Metaphysics.  The study of metaphysics at CIU goes beyond the  philosopher’s classical definition of metaphysics as speculative philosophy. The core units allow the student to explore transcendental realities with an appreciation which is intuitive as well as intellectual. Suitable topics may be drawn from CIU’s entire range of studies of contemporary spirituality, regression and reincarnation, religious studies, esoteric studies, shamanic and primal studies, transpersonal psychology, personal development, parapsychology and consciousness studies. Other CIU units of particular interest to the student, or approved independent study, may also be included in the personal study plan. The field of metaphysics at CIU may suit the alternative or New Age practitioner or minister or anyone with a strong interest in a broad range of alternative philosophies and New Thought/ New Age subjects.

M.A. Esoteric Studies.  Esoteric studies at CIU is the intellectual and scholarly investigation of  esoteric traditions, primarily focusing on Western traditional and new esoteric movements and the roots of their ideas. Some of the material available may challenge received beliefs and this degree is for open-minded and respectful students with their critical faculty intact and a strong interest in the history of religious ideas.

M.A. Regression and Reincarnation Studies.  See B.A. for description of this field.

M.A. Shamanistic Studies.  Topics include core shamanism, classical shamanic studies, shamanism and physics, soul retrieval, shamanic healing, totem animals, Native American studies, Native American history, altered states of consciousness, reincarnation, transpersonal experiences.

M.A. Consciousness Studies. Topics include the near-death experience, out of body experience, remote viewing, past life experiences, shamanic journeying, mediumship, spirit possession states, entity releasement, transpersonal hypnosis, and electives from the CIU course modules in contemporary spirituality, esoteric studies, metaphysics and parapsychology.

M.A. Parapsychology. Parapsychology is the psychology of paranormal or allegedly paranormal behaviour and perception. As well as an overview of the field, students will gain an understanding of different anomalous, psychic and mysterious phenomena such as telepathy, mediumship, apparitions, past life memories and channelling and how to investigate certain phenomena. Core studies in parapsychological topics are supplemented by electives from a wide range of topics in transpersonal psychology, spirituality and other areas. Click here to see brochure.


Master's Degrees in Business and Management

M.B.A in Organisational Spirituality/ Organisational Behaviour / Organisational  Development.  A speciality M.B.A. programme dedicated to making the workplace a centre of harmony, encouraging well-being and positive values, eliminating stress and bullying, and discovering that workplace and work style enhancement can be profitable. Topics are drawn from management, psychology, coaching, executive development, change management, NLP and other relevant disciplines as well as general electives. See management brochure for further information.

M.B.A in Business Administration. This programme is mainly for candidates with sound postgraduate business education and experience, probably having a graduate (postgraduate) Diploma or even MSc, who wish to earn an MBA through completing additional "soft skills" courses plus a project in any area of business. See management brochure for further information. 

M.A. or M.Sc. degree in Business Management with concentration in Organisational Spirituality/ Organisational Behaviour / Organisational  Development.


Doctoral  Degrees (Professional doctorates comprising taught courses with provision for an extended project)

The Calamus International University non-Ph.D. doctoral degree has extended its requirements for graduation from 2011 to at least 60 credits (semester hours). Credit can be drawn from previous post-Master's training, professional certificates/diplomas, CEU and CPD courses, ABD transfer, and/or clinical/professional experience. A full CIU programme would comprise 20 x 3-credit units or equivalent (a project will be worth up to 9 credits).  The period of study will normally be a maximum of between 18 and 24 months depending on credit available.

Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology). The Doctor of Psychology degree is a professional doctorate earned by completing taught units with an optional extended project. This degree is aimed mainly at practitioners such as counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, pastoral counsellors, coaches, NLP workers and others who have some academic and some practical knowledge of psychology. A  Bachelor’s degree is required for entry.

D.C.H. (Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy). The Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy is a "professional doctorate" for hypnotherapists, delivered in the same way as a Psy.D. but with core courses focusing on the theory and practice of clinical hypnotherapy plus electives drawn from CIU’s wide range of relevant topics. A Bachelor’s degree plus an accredited hypnotherapy training are normally required for entry but CIU can provide a B.A./D.C.H. route, incorporating your ongoing professional hypnotherapy training, if necessary. Click here to see course brochure for hypnotherapy .

D.T.H. (Doctor of Transpersonal Hypnosis) A unique post-doctoral taught degree for qualified hypnotherapists who already have a Doctorate (D.C.H., Ph.D., M.D., etc) and who specialise in spiritual and transpersonal applications of hypnosis including past-life regression. Click here to see course brochure for hypnotherapy.

D.A.H. (Doctor of Analytical Hypnotherapy) A unique post-doctoral taught degree for qualified hypnotherapists who already have a Doctorate (D.C.H., Ph.D., M.D., etc) and who specialise in hypnoanalysis, analytical hypnotherapy and present-life regression. Click here to see course brochure for hypnotherapy.

D.H.Sc. (Doctor of Holistic Sciences)  An American-style professional doctorate, similar to the Psy.D. or D.C.H., for those who wish to study a combination of holistic fields by taught courses to doctoral level. Also available as a post-doctoral degree for those who already hold a doctorate.

D.R.S. (Doctor of Religious Studies) This taught professional doctorate (with optional extended project) is for those who wish to follow a programme of religious, interfaith, spiritual, metaphysical and/or New Age studies to doctoral level. NB – this is not a Christian programme and members of alternative paths are encouraged. Comparative and interfaith studies are a requirement.

D.B.A. (Doctor of Business Administration) - Organisational Behaviour or Development/ Organisational Spirituality.  See M.B.A. description above. 

D.Mus. (Doctor of Music) or D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) customised to the student’s chosen emphasis in music education, psychology of music, music history, music therapy, or music performance. A dissertation and/or applied music recital rounds out the course of study.

Met.D. (Doctor of Metaphysics). The Doctor of Metaphysics degree is the professional doctorate for students of esoteric, psychic, spiritual and paranormal subjects who wish to complete a doctorate by taught modules or a combination of taught units and an extended project or thesis. If you desire a degree by research only, an MPhil. or Ph.D. in Metaphysics is available.

D.E.S. (Doctor of Esoteric Studies).  Alternative abbreviation D.Es.St. This degree takes the same approach as the M.A.  in Esoteric Studies, (see description above) providing the opportunity for similar study and research at Professional Doctorate level. A degree in psychology, philosophy, history, religion, reincarnation studies or any related field would also be a useful background. The Doctor of Esoteric Studies is a professional doctorate for students who wish to complete a doctorate by taught modules or a combination of taught units and an extended project or thesis. If you desire a degree by research only, an MPhil. or Ph.D. in Esoteric Studies is available.

D.Hum. (Doctor of Humanities) by thematic study. The D.Hum. degree at CIU is a professional doctorate which allows the student to create his/her own independent major (or choose an existing major) and work towards a degree by combination of taught units, independent study, evaluated portfolio, and optional extended report or thesis. A Bachelor’s degree is required for entry. 

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)  This flexible programme is primarily for those involved in adult education and training, especially trainers in complementary medicine fields, and can comprise an extended project, supplemented if necessary by courses in presentation, communication, NLP, coaching, psychology of learning and other relevant topics.  Credit given for prior courses such as NLP Trainer’s Training and specialist diplomas. 


Research-Based Doctorates (Ph.D. , O.M.D./A.M.D.) plus the M.Phil. degree

The Calamus International University Ph.D. degree has extended its requirements for graduation from 2011 to at least 60 credits (semester hours). The main component of the Ph.D. is research leading to a dissertation. Up to 30 credits will normally be allowed for the dissertation programme. The remaining credit can be drawn from previous post-Master's training, CEU and CPD courses, ABD transfer, and/or clinical/professional experience. Where there is insufficient credit available to transfer from those sources, the student may need to take some CIU taught course units or designated independent study in addition to the dissertation programme.

This programme may suit people with a wealth of professional or scholarly experience who are already involved in research or in the creation of an independent major work. Transfers from other research programmes or ABD (“all but dissertation”) candidates from other universities are welcomed (there is no transfer time limit for a person who has reached ABD status).  Calamus affords the opportunity to complete the Ph.D. within 18 months in most cases.  

Instead of the Ph.D, the M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy) degree is awarded for a thesis whose scope is not as ambitious, rigorous or original as a Ph.D. dissertation. A student registered for a Ph.D. may be awarded an M.Phil. degree if his or her work does not reach Ph.D. level, or if a shorter programme of research is agreed. Candidates who do not wish to do a full Ph.D. may register for an M.Phil. degree instead.

All of the Ph.D. topics below are subject to the availability of supervision or to other satisfactory arrangements being made for academic support.

A Bachelor's degree and preferably a Master's degree, plus professional qualifications where relevant, are normally required for entry to the Ph.D. programme

List of Research-Based Doctorates

O.M.D. Doctor of Oriental Medicine  /   A.M.D. Doctor of Alternative Medicine

OMD/AMD applicants from UK/EU must already be medical doctors, dentists or equivalent. Applicants from other countries must be fully qualified in their complementary discipline. Doctorates do not lead to licences to practise in the UK or elsewhere if such licenses are necessary - they are professional development and research programmes for existing practitioners. Please see further advice in the O.M.D./ A/M/D/ brochure.

Ph.D. Psychology / Counselling Psychology/ Sports Psychology

Ph.D. Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis Studies

Ph.D. Homeopathy

Ph.D. Energy Therapies

Ph.D. Nutrition

Ph.D. Phytotherapy (Medical herbalism)

Ph.D. Naturopathy

Ph.D. Wellness Studies/ Complementary Health Studies

Ph.D. Personal Development

Ph.D. Political Science

Ph.D. Area Studies

Ph.D. Contemporary Spirituality / Religious Studies / Interfaith Studies.

Ph.D. South African History. (Anglo-Zulu War Studies)

Ph.D. Adult Education

Ph.D. Creative Writing (by portfolio and assessment of unpublished manuscript in lieu of thesis)

Ph.D. Creative Writing and Self-Publishing. By portfolio, work in progress and completion of book-length self-publishing project in lieu of thesis or dissertation.

Ph.D. in Music / Music Education/ Musical Composition / Musicology

Ph.D. in Contemporary Voice (pop/rock singing)

Ph.D. Parapsychology

Ph.D. Metaphysics

Ph.D. Esoteric Studies

Ph.D. Buddhist Philosophy / Buddhist Studies

Ph.D. Regression and Reincarnation Studies

Ph.D. Vedic Studies


 

Ph.D.  Business Management / Business Administration/ Total Quality Management

Ph.D.  Business Administration (Leisure and Tourism)

Ph.D.  Travel and Tourism

Ph.D.  Law


Research Doctorates – Independent/Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D. in Independent and Interdisciplinary Studies. This option allows independent scholars to propose a Ph.D. major in their field and complete it by research or submission of an unpublished major work or manuscript. Most fields of study may be accepted for M.Phil./Ph.D. registration provided there is either (a) a suitable adjunct faculty member of the University, or (b) a suitably qualified external mentor already known to you who is able to vouch for your work and provide guidance towards submission of a thesis. The mentor will normally be asked to be an external examiner and will be given details of the required procedures. If you have an external mentor, please provide details with your application or enquiry.

Please contact us if you do not see the degree or specialty you require.


Higher Doctorates – D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) and D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) 

Holders of existing doctoral degrees who are also highly accomplished professionals or scholars are welcome to enquire about a path to a higher doctorate – the D.Sc. or D.Litt.  These degrees cannot be awarded to persons who do not hold a prior doctoral degree.


Honorary Doctorates

For details of honorary doctorates please see our honorary awards page.


Other Information about Calamus International University Degrees

APL and Challenge Examination

Calamus offers the “challenge examination” system for all taught course units in order to aid experienced and knowledgeable students to demonstrate their expertise. Any course unit may be “challenged” by an extended essay on an approved relevant topic.

Degrees by Ongoing Assessment

Are you embarking on a non-degree programme of professional education which will last one or more years and which will comprise one or more distinct qualifying courses?  Would you like your studies to lead to a (non-UK) degree?  By registering with Calamus International University for a suitable degree before completion of your professional course, all of your work including workshops, seminars and ancillary study can be counted towards a degree, and if your studies are sufficiently academic in scope, and the awarding body is accepted as an affiliate of CIU, no extra work may be necessary to graduate from CIU at the appropriate level. If you are interested in this option, please enquire with full details of your existing or proposed course of professional study. Therapy and complementary medicine training colleges, and training providers in other fields, are also welcome to apply for recognition of their courses so that each student will have the automatic right of credit transfer to an appropriate degree.  

Registration for Joint or Combined Degrees (Submatriculation) 

It is possible to register for joint degrees, e.g. B.A./M.A. or M.A./Ph.D., or even for B.A./M.A./Ph.D. Doing so will afford a significant saving in tuition fees. Joint or combined registration is ideal for professionals with significant credit transfer who have comparatively little work to do for the first degree. The first degree must be completed within 6 months by combination of credit transfer and any remaining required course units. In the event that more time is needed to complete the first degree, additional tuition fees may be charged.  Combined programmes might not be available for all combinations of subject and degree, and in the event of your stated combination not being available, an alternative programme will be suggested. 

Apostilles and US Diplomas

If you are interested in an Apostille for a Calamus qualification, please see our Apostille page here.  If you are interested in obtaining an additional US certification award in parallel with a Calamus International University degree, please enquire at info@unicalamus.org for further information.

 

Key to this page: (click on your selection to go to relevant section)
Associate degrees | Bachelor's - general info
Bachelor's Degrees: Social, Behavioural and Human Sciences | Arts and Spirituality | Business and Management
Master's Degrees: Social, Behavioural and Human Sciences | Arts and Spirituality | Business and Management
Doctoral Degrees - Taught/ Professional Doctorates
Ph.D. Degrees (mainly by research and dissertation)
Ph.D. Degrees (Independent/Interdisciplinary Studies)
Honorary Awards
Further Information

 

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