What Will You Study

A degree in Religious Studies with Chinese allows you to explore the themes, concepts and events that have shaped religious life in the modern world, whilst studying Chinese language and culture.

You will begin your degree with the core module Religions of the Modern World and one core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or Culture.

In your second and third years you will take Religious Studies modules that cover topics such as Religion in Society: Theories and Methods; Gender and Religion; Religion and Violence, Religion and Violence; The Politics of Race and Indian Philosophical and Religious Thought. You will also continue to take Chinese Language modules and in your final year you will take a course on Chinese Culture and Society.

Throughout your degree we will help you to develop skills in critical thinking and in examining controversial issues from multiple perspectives. We aim to enable you to graduate from this degree programme having gained a deeper awareness of cultural diversity and an informed understanding of the conflicts and challenges of the contemporary world.