BA Study of Religions

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9,000 - ($ 242,889)
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

There is a wide range of approaches in SOAS to the study of religions. If your major interest lies in the study of religious ideas and practices, then the BA in the Study of Religions is the right degree for you. Students on this degree may pursue a special interest in one tradition, but they are also expected to select from a broad range of other options (with or without some language study), and to learn about theories and methods in the study of religions.

Our teaching is research driven and interdisciplinary. This means that our courses offer:

Study of a wider range of religious traditions and in more depth than any other programme in the field, anywhere in the world: Buddhism in nearly all its doctrinal and regional varieties, Asian, African and Middle Eastern Christianities, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Taoism, Zoroastrianism as well as the local religious cultures of Asia and Africa.
Strongly interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse, and intellectually rigorous approaches, ensuring advanced and comprehensive learning in theoretical approaches to religion as well as in historical, anthropological, philosophical, sociological and textual approaches to the study of particular religious traditions.
A unique opportunity to access cutting edge academic expertise and unrivalled resources on Asian and African religions as part of a spirited, cosmopolitan student community and within the vibrant religious and cultural scene of London. Visits to centres of worship form an integral part of many of our courses.

Students may either take a BA degree dedicated to the study of religions, with options in the individual religious traditions, gender, method and theory, or combine the religion component with a vast array other subjects taught at SOAS, including languages.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

A degree in the Study of Religions from SOAS equips students to follow many different careers. Graduates are provided with important knowledge and understanding of peoples’ different culture, history and beliefs concerning fundamental issues which they can develop in the field of research or utilise in a professional
career. Students also develop a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many
professional and management careers in business, public and charity sectors. These include: the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources often both in the original or other relevant languages; analytical skills to assess critically the materials relevant to a specific issue; written and oral communication skills to present, discuss and debate opinions and conclusions; and problem solving skills.

Requisitos: Applicants are not required to have studied Religions at A Level.


Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

International Relations
Development Studies
African Studies
History of Art/Archaeology

Programa académico

General Information You must register for 4 full course units or equivalent each year. At least 9 of your 12 units over the 3 years of your degree must be from the approved Study of Religions units. To be eligible for an Honours degree a student must have passed a minimum of eleven courses, those passing only ten being awarded a Pass degree. Only the grades of courses taken after the first year is completed count towards your final degree result. In your first year, all you need to do is pass the courses to continue. The pass mark is 40%. Programme Structure Year One Your study programme in year one consists of the following components: The core course Introduction to the Study of Religions 158000096 (1 unit) A selection of four of the half unit foundation courses (2 units total), see course list I (below) The remainin 1 course unit drawn from any of the following options: A language unit from the Department of Religions and Philosophies, see course list II (below), or from the Faculty of Languages and Cultures Introduction to Jainism 158000053 (1 unit) An ‘open option’ from another department Years Two and Three In years two and three, you will largely design your own study programme by choosing from the intermediate and advanced courses available each year. The only compulsory course is the Independent Study Project in the Study of Religions 157400023 (1 unit). For the remaining units – four in year two and three in year three – you can choose your courses from the following list of options: Languages in the Department of Religions and Philosophies, see course list II (below). Comparative and theory courses, see course list III (below) Courses pertaining to specific religious traditions, see course list IV (below) Courses partaining to a geographical region, see course list V (below) ‘Open options’ from other departments, including language options (no more than 3 units total over the three years of your study, including languages).

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