Programs:

Religious Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences, Religious Studies

Religion is of critical importance for understanding society, and the Department of Religious Studies engages in intensive and broad-ranging research across Asian and Western traditions in their historical and modern expresssion.

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Degree Details

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Since 1964, the Department of Religious Studies has offered graduate programmes dealing with religion and human religious experience, past and present, East and West. The department has no confessional ties; it seeks, rather, to cultivate a positive appreciation of the world's religious traditions in a spirit of free, open enquiry, critical reflection, and solidly-grounded judgment. The department draws on a wide variety of methodological resources, especially philosophical, philloogical, literary, historical, and social scientific, in the effort to understand religion and religious phenomena.

Areas of Research

  • Asian Field (Buddhism, East Asian)
  • Biblical (Early Judaism, Early christianity)
  • Western (Religion and Politics, Religion and the Social Sciences)
Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
Honours Bachelor or equivalent in Religious Studies
Program Type:
Thesis, Project
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time
Typical Entry:
September
Typical Deadline:
December 15th

Degree Options

Master of Arts (M.A.)Degree Details

Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
Honours Bachelor or equivalent in Religious Studies
Program Type:
Thesis, Project
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time

Doctorate (Ph.D.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
M.A. in Religious Studies
Program Type:
Thesis
Program Options:
Full-Time, Part-Time