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Religion plays a pivotal role in every part of the world, and continues to shape societies across the globe.

Understanding religion is crucial in order to understand our past and present.

This major will lead you to reflect on and understand religious traditions, questions and values. It offers a critical, multi-disciplinary approach to a range of faiths and spiritual experiences.

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
  • Religion and Science
  • The History of the Supernatural
  • Religion, Peace and Violence

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