Religions and Philosophies

Religion and Philosophy

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Religions and Philosophies Postgraduate Degrees

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We offer the opportunity to study a wider range of religious and philosophical traditions in more depth than at any other UK higher education institution. With our highly diversified expertise, our comprehensive resources, and our interdisciplinary approach we offer a unique learning and research environment for a truly inter-cultural approach to systems of belief and thought in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Explore our postgraduate options below:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1528190349735{margin-top: 60px !important;}”][vc_tta_pageable no_fill_content_area=”1″ autoplay=”4″ active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1520246769672-202b7659-5a74″][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item title=”QS Top Universities” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem138762.html” icon=”heart-empty” icon_color=”#5c068c” icon_position=”center”]We’re ranked 8 in the UK and 28 in the world for the Study of Religions in the QS World University Rankings 2019[/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Section 2″ tab_id=”1520246769703-49982979-d418″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/fd0ZpM3kZyU” align=”center”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_pageable][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″ padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages” tab_id=”1526643752281-480bd9b0-395c”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Offers an intensive programme of text-reading and language-learning for those who already have a good knowledge of the Akkadian language – usually at least two years’ experience – as well as those who are starting the language for the first time.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/history/programmes/maanel/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Buddhist Studies” tab_id=”1526643833736-0ef107f9-b97e”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Suits students with different academic backgrounds and prospective personal objectives, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific Buddhist traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-buddhist-studies/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Islamic Intellectual History” tab_id=”1478538101003-e9e4f2d6-a9fe”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This MA programme studies many aspects of the world of Islam, from its early development to its modern trends. Its primary objective is to approach the study of Islam through a variety of disciplines, cultural contexts and periods.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-islamic-intellectual-history/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Islamic Intellectual History and Intensive Language” tab_id=”1550152772408-7ac67bad-34a8″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This MA programme studies many aspects of the world of Islam, from its early development to its modern trends. Its primary objective is to approach the study of Islam through a variety of disciplines, cultural contexts and periods.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-islamic-intellectual-history-intensive-language/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Religion in Global Politics” tab_id=”1478703886672-5a694170-99c0″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Offers an opportunity to examine these questions and issues at an advanced level by studying the complex relationships between religion and politics in the histories and contemporary political contexts (both national and international) of the regions of the Asia, Africa and the Middle East.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-religion-in-global-politics/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Religions of Asia and Africa” tab_id=”1478703906548-ea49f222-a3f2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/mareligions/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”MA Religions of Asia and Africa and Intensive Language” tab_id=”1526644120123-7757a730-b766″][vc_column_text]The two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with a country in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language course will enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-religions-of-asia-and-africa-and-intensive-language/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation” tab_id=”1526643733258-1943ee0c-450b”][vc_column_text]This degree explores the origins and historical development of yoga and meditation in India and Tibet, from ancient times to the modern world.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-traditions-of-yoga-and-meditation/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online and Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1526644119387-c8b1c91b-e003″][vc_column_text]The programme is highly interdisciplinary and offers a flexible combination of module choices including law, history, international relations, and diplomacy.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/ma-muslim-minorities-in-a-global-context/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”PhD in Religions and Philosophies” tab_id=”1526644118612-770862c4-4bcb”][vc_column_text]The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/religions-and-philosophies/programmes/phd/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Certificate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies” tab_id=”1526644117777-5f07e7ae-e022″][vc_column_text]The Certificate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies is based on the first year of the BA programme in Ancient Near Eastern Studies.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/history/programmes/certanes/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top” el_id=”features” inner_container=”no” text_color=”#333333″ type=”color” column_gap=”no” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ border=”bottom”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1476897461186{padding: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text text_color=”#2c3e50″ animation=”animate-when-almost-visible”]

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