Summer Session in Scotland

kilcoySummer Session in Scotland
Kilcoy Castle

Kilcoy Castle is co-sponsoring with Holy Apostles College & Seminary a 2-week intercultural studies tour in Scotland and the surrounding areas. The dates of for the 2018 session will be the last two weeks of the summer term. Those who join us on the Scottish coast will have the opportunity to study Christology and Scottish Monasticism and receive six credits toward their Master of Arts in Theology program. 


About Kilcoy Castle

Kilcoy Castle is a 17th-century castle in Inverness, Scotland, near Muir of Ord and Tore on the Black Isle, in Ross and Cromarty.  Kilcoy Castle was built by Alexander Mackenzie, third son of Colin Cam Mackenzie of Kintail. As a result of his marriage (contract 15 August 1611) to the widow of Sir James Stewart of Kilcoy, he had a charter of the lands of Kilcoy dated 18 July 1616 and a further charter of the Barony of Kilcoy dated 29 January 1618. The estates passed through the male line of the Mackenzies of Kilcoy until the death in 1883 of Sir Evan Mackenzie, 2nd Baronet, when they were inherited by his eldest daughter, who married a Colonel Burton. It fell into a ruinous state during the late 18th and 19th Centuries and was restored in 1891 by the Inverness Architects Ross and McBeth, who added a four-storey wing to the north. It is currently undergoing restoration by an alumnus and faculty member of Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Prof. Matthew Menking.

About the Courses – Christology and Scottish Monasticism

Students will engage the course material online while preparing with their course instructors for their trip to Scotland. The courses will continue on the ground at Kilcoy Castle near Inverness, Scotland – dates to be announced. Students will have five weeks to complete their final projects upon their return to the United States. The course syllabi for the summer 2018 trip for DTH 752 Christology and CHH 622 Scottish Monasticism are available via these links and will be soon be updated with next year’s dates.

Registration Deadline


Total Cost for 6 credits plus three weeks in Scotland: $2,725 plus airfare. 

Here’s how it breaks down:

The cost of tuition (6 credits) and registration for DTH 752 Christology and CHH 622 Scottish Monasticism is $1,955.

This tuition cost will also cover the excursion fee for the intercultural study portion of the course (which includes trips to the surrounding monastic sites).

Two weeks room and board free. Students will get to use Kilcoy Castle as a base for evangelization activities with the area Dominican nuns and Benedictine monks.

Round-trip airfare from New York to Inverness, Scotland, is around $1,100.

The course textbooks will cost about $20 plus shipping.