To engage with all the different aspects of the course, you will have to become something of a historian and a philosopher, a textual and literary critic, as well as an accomplished linguist. These disciplines together not only enable students to appreciate the qualities of religions that can be radically different from those in Western societies, but also equip graduates with the analytical and critical abilities to embark on a wide range of careers.
The Religion and Oriental Studies course from the University of Oxford enables students to study the major world religions and their primary languages. It provides them with an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of religious traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts for religious beliefs and practices. Students can also explore topics such as the relationship between religions and science, and the place of religious ethics in public life.
Oxford graduates in Religion and Oriental Studies can expect to go on to careers as diverse as the law, social work, the media, journalism, publishing, banking, management consultancy, accountancy, personnel management, teaching, the police force and the arts. Employers look very favourably on applicants who have learned oriental languages and Oxford graduates with such skills are among the most successful each year in finding employment.
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- Religion and religions
- One of the following languages, each of which have three assessment components each:
- 36 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Religious Studies & Theology View 483 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: AAA
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
- IB: 38 (including core points) with 666 at HL
International27285 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27285 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Islands(Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £9,250
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