What Will You Study

This 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 and politics; religion and violence; religion and the media; religion and gender; atheism and secularism; and Asian religious traditions. You will also continue to take Chinese Language modules and in your final year you will take a course on Chinese Culture and Society. You also have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, and may integrate your dissertation research with the study trip to China or the research-based placements that are organised by the department.

Throughout your degree you will develop skills in critical thinking and in examining controversial issues from multiple perspectives. You will graduate from this degree programme with a deeper awareness of cultural diversity and an informed understanding of the conflicts and challenges of the contemporary world.