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Masters degrees in Hinduism examine the history, theory and practice of Hindu religious thought. Some courses also give you the opportunity to become proficient in one of the languages of the South Asia region, opening up excellent employment possibilities.
Related postgraduate courses include Hindu Studies, Religions of Asia & Africa and South Asian Studies.
With over 800 million followers, Hinduism is the third largest religion on the planet. It’s also one of the world’s oldest and most diverse religions, encompassing many different religious traditions. As such, it makes for an extremely rewarding and rich area of study. Typically, courses aren’t limited to the theology of Hinduism – you could also explore elements of archaeology, philosophy, languages and anthropology.
The broadness of Hindu Studies means that postgraduates are typically well-equipped to find work in several sectors. For example, you may be employed wherever intercultural dialogue is important, such as in a non-governmental organisation (NGO), a religious institution or a charity. You’ll also be in a good position to carry on your studies to PhD-level.
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The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is in the first place a rewarding cultural and human experience. It is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work.
The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is the most widely recognised UK post graduate award and is transferable. It is accepted, across the UK and internationally, as an assurance that the candidate has achieved the high standard expected for entry to the teaching profession.
The thematic components and cross-regional perspectives typically suit students with the following interests and/or aspirations. Experienced practitioners of yoga and meditation who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural contexts that shaped their traditions.
Supervision in Theology can be offered in areas such as Biblical studies; Patristics; Church History; History and Interpretation of Christian doctrine; Systematics/Constructive Theology; Modern Theology and Philosophy, Theology and Sexuality; Theology and Theatre/Performance Studies, Political Theology and Black Theology.
Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture is a specialist postgraduate centre in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world.
The History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS is taught from an alternative perspective to Eurocentric art history, challenging the categories often taken for granted in the study of other cultures, and so encouraging new approaches to look at the distinctions between archaeology and art history and historical past and present.
Our degree programmes cover the histories, systems of belief and thought in Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. Approaching our subject from the perspective of Asia and Africa, we explore in depth the dynamic histories and religions of these regions from a non-western-centric framework.