Course Overview

Your degree will give you a thorough grounding in the major characteristics of a wide range of world faiths. Taught by staff with international reputations, it will help you answer questions such as: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? What does it all mean? These questions are as old as history, and yet as new as the New Age. These ancient, existential questions continue to be of abiding significance in the contemporary world.

You'll begin your degree with the study of World Religions before moving on to more specialised subjects in your second year, where modules include Contemporary Issues in Asian Religions: Asian Religions; Contemporary Issues in Christianity and Islam: Abrahamic Religions; Religion and Society; Constructing Ethics in Christianity and Islam; Indian Politics, Society and Religion, and Western Philosophy and Religious Thought.

In your final year, you'll be able to study subjects such as Religion and Politics; Religion and Violence; Media, Religion and Politics; Politics and Ethics in Indian Philosophy; Indian Religious and Philosophical Thought; Modern Religious and Atheistic Thought; New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities; Reading Buddhism; Reading Islam, and Religion in Schools.

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