University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Funeral Celebrancy

The course enables students to reflect on their existing professional practice as a funeral celebrant or officiant. Students develop existing creative and critical professional practice through an engagement with theories and methodologies from the academic disciplines of death studies, religious studies, ritual and performance studies, and creative writing.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

Course modules

Indicative modules: approaches to studying death; death, dying and pastoral care in world religions; performing rituals (creative and critical methodologies in constructing and performing a eulogy).

Assessment methods

Types of assessment used include reflecting on writing and performing eulogies, exploring professional practice in light of a site visit and more traditional methods of assessment such as essays. There are no examinations. An introduction to academic study skills is embedded into the first module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,630 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,630 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

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