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Religion and Oriental Studies

Religion and Oriental Studies

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
The course in Religion and Oriental Studies offers students an in-depth understanding of several the world’s great religious traditions including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Students will need to become something of a historian and a philosopher as well as an accomplished linguist to engage with all the different aspects of the course. The combination of these disciplines will enable students to appreciate the qualities of religions that can be radically different from those in Western societies, but also equip graduates with the analytical and critical abilities to embark on a wide range of careers. Through this programme, students will learn about the major world religions and their primary languages. It provides them with an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of religious traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts for religious beliefs and practices. There are several topics such as the relationship between religions and science, and the place of religious ethics in public life for students to explore.