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Studies in Religion

Bachelor of Arts

Religion shapes societies in every corner of the world and understanding religion is crucial for understanding our past and present.

You will examine the world’s most influential religious traditions and develop critical methods for analysing them.

Courses in this major cover the history of religions and religious thought, western and eastern religious traditions, sociology and ethnography of religion, contemporary religious movements, and the relationship between science and religion.

You'll be prepared for work in areas including education and academia, health and social welfare, law and justice or even broadcasting.


1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Religious studies teacher
  • Welfare case manager
  • Youth development officer
  • Local justice worker
  • Religious education teacher
  • University academic

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • World Religions & Spiritualities
  • Belief & Unbelief
  • The History of the Supernatural
  • Islam and Society

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