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.
- 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
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Languages Religious Studies & Theology View 42 other Bachelors in Languages in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International16700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA2685 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2685 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Cork
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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