Masters degree in History of Religions offer advanced study of the historical development and movements of religions across the globe, and their influences on various cultures.
Related subjects include World History and Social History. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Religious Studies or Cultural studies.
Religious History is a vast subject, with many research opportunities available to postgraduate students in this field. Spanning over 5,00 years of human history, these courses offer the opportunity to combine theory and methodology from fields such as Archaeology, Anthropology, Philosophy, and History.
Popular topics for study include the origins of intentional burial and their rituals, the significance of art and architecture in religious practise, and the dynamics of gender within religious observance.
You may also explore significant historical events, such as the Christianisation of the West during the reign of the Roman Empire, or the role of the Silk Road in spreading Buddhism.
Careers in this field may include roles in academia such as teaching or publishing, roles within heritage institutions such as museums or archives, or even the media including journalism and broadcasting.