Arts - Religions and Global Diversities, B.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
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Arts - Religions and Global Diversities

48 months
16700 EUR/year
2685 EUR/year
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Unique in Ireland, this Arts - Religions and Global Diversities course at University College Cork explores traditions such as Buddhism, Islam, Indian and East Asian religions, different forms of Christianity, indigenous religion, Judaism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism and new religious movements.


Religions matter. Every world-news bulletin has stories about the impact of religions on individuals and communities. Whether in India, Ireland or Iran, forms and expressions of religion are constantly changing. Some people turn to "alternative" spiritualities in quest of personal fulfilment, while others seek to strengthen "traditional" religious values in a fast-changing world.

Arts - Religions and Global Diversities at University College Cork is the study of religions, and is a course offered only at UCC, with its tradition of independent thinking. Unlike traditional theology courses, Religions and Global Diversity does not assume you are a believer and is not about promoting religion. It’s a fascinating subject for anyone with an interest in the power of religion, whether or not you follow a religion. 


As Ireland and societies worldwide remain culturally diverse yet increasingly closely interlinked, understanding different religious beliefs and practices becomes essential for teachers, public sector workers and professionals in NGOs, the media, business, healthcare, human resources, etc.

As well as the valuable transferable skills acquired through any arts/social sciences subject, this course provides particularly deep insights into different religions and cultures, which will help you in the workplace and in any kind of employment involving people.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Authority and Community in Contemporary Christianities
  • Buddhism in Practice
  • Christianities in a Global Age
  • Hinduism and Indian Religions
  • Indigenous Religions
  • Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Religions of East Asia
  • Asian Languages

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. 
  • In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2685 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2685 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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