SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Undergraduate Modules in the Study of Religions

This list presents the regular module offering in the BA Study of Religions as single or combined degree. Modules are sorted by categories and may appear more than once.

For modules in the BA World Philosophies, please see Undergraduate Courses in World Philosophies. Note: In order to provide a broad offer, many second and third year modules run in alternating years. Modules not running in a given year, therefore normally run in the next. Students may also contact the module conveners for details on when a module will run again.
I) First Year Courses
Core Course
Foundation Courses
II) Languages offered by the Department

(Language courses from other departments at SOAS can also be taken as part of a Study of Religions Degree.)

III) Comparative and Theory Courses (second & third year)
IV) Courses by Religious Tradition (second & third year)
African Religions
Buddhism
Christianity
Hinduism
Islam
Jainism
Japanese Religions
Judaism
Taoism
Zoroastrianism

Limited offer due to research leave. Students interested in Zoroastrianism are advised to select Middle Persian, which also has a cultural component and introduces students to the religion as well as the language.

V) Courses by Geographical Region (second & third year)
Africa
East and Inner Asia
Iran and Central Asia
Near and Middle East
South Asia