Studies of religions
As communities become more diverse and complex, the need for cross-cultural religious literacy and expertise grows. Contribute to the increasing dialogue among the largest religions of the world by exploring a range of diverse viewpoints and methodologies.
Our religious study courses: ranked in the world's top 50 universities*
Deakin's international academic partnerships: over 400
Graduates of studies of religions find employment in government and non-governmental organisations and international businesses.
*2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability rankings
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
Ranked among the best
Deakin's ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for its religious studies courses, based on the 2017 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.
Research with us
If you're interested in further studies in religion, then a higher degree by research could be for you.
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