Welcome to the Department of Religions and Philosophies. At SOAS you can study a wider range of religious and philosophical traditions in more depth than any other programme in the field, anywhere in the world.
Our courses bring to light the most contemporary thought and understanding related to religious beliefs and philosophical thought and how they have come to bear on all aspects of the world today.
Study of Religions graduates leave SOAS with an important knowledge and understanding of peoples’ different culture, history and beliefs concerning fundamental issues. Graduates are also equipped with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and public sectors. These include; the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources, analytical skills to assess critically the materials relevant to a specific issue, written and oral communication skills to present, discuss and debate opinions and conclusions, and problem solving skills.