Our Head of Department says:
At SOAS we study religions and philosophies because they have been powerful and enduring forces in all societies at all times. A culture’s religion and philosophical thought encapsulates its people’s values and ideas, sets forward their role models and is integrally related to a sense of identity for many. So in studying religions and philosophies one is studying how people reflect on and react to what they consider to be of ultimate significance and value.
As understanding religions and philosophies will be key to your studies of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, I invite you to join one of our programmes for a single or joint degree. 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.