Religious Studies is an interesting and diverse field that look into the religious belief systems and their relevance for societies and individuals. To be able to study a degree in Religious Studies you need to have the appropriate attitude and interest to learn about the relevant topics. The graduates of Religious Study have a range of careers to choose from.
The courses will cover various religious concepts from religions including Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism on matters of marriage, belief, social work, etc. Some other interesting topics include Modern Muslim Thought, Geography and Religion and Medicine and Religion. The courses will also direct you towards drawing comparisons of different concepts relevant to the modern world, making a vibrant topic of research.
The study of Religious Education is usually coupled up with other fields of study. You will study their historical, theological, anthropological and sociological implications, past and present. Some of the fields that make interesting combinations with Religious Studies include Theology, Arts, Social Work and History.
During the course of study you are likely to get indulged in intellectual debates with scholars from all over the world who specialise in different disciplines and topics that have sparkled debate in contemporary times, such as women in ministry, homosexuality and the church, theories of creation and religious extremism.
Some of the universities that have excellent courses in the field of Religious Studies include University of Birmingham, University of Wales, Australian Catholic University and many more.
Skills that are developed during the study period of the degree include negotiation, problem solving, organizing, research and critical skills. All these transferable skills allow you entry into a wide range of different professions.
Graduates of Religious Study have the options to work as an administrator, social worker, teacher, researcher, advisor, counsellor, journalist and librarian. Many students also opt to study further by choosing a speciality in the given field of study.
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