Our multicultural societies are home to a vibrant mix of religious beliefs and experiences. Undertaking a major sequence in study of religions is an exploration of this diversity and its implications for contemporary society. You will study three of the major world religions —Christianity, Judaism and Islam — as well as having the opportunity to study religions practised in contemporary South and East Asia. We also look at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spiritualities, and their connectedness to Country, as well as exploring the spiritual and religious traditions of other Indigenous peoples from around the world. In all units of study, study of religions goes beyond merely understanding the practice of religion. You will graduate with a critical awareness of the historical and contemporary aspects of each religion, as well as the need for interfaith relations and dialogue.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have pursued careers as:

  • advisors
  • journalists
  • faith leaders
  • NGO professionals
  • policy developers
  • community advisors
  • local government professionals
  • national government professionals
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Completion requirements

A student must complete 80 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from 100-level units (Part A);
  2. 40 cp from 200-level units (Part B);
  3. 20 cp from 300-level units (Part C).

*Students in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) must complete 60 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of no more than 2 units at 100-level and at least 2 units at 300-level.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL107Philosophy of World Religions10 CP
  • THCT100What Christians Believe10 CP

    THCT100 will be credited toward the Christian Thought Major or Minor for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Philosophy.

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL208God, Religion and Evil10 CP
  • THCT202Christian Symbol, Ritual and Sacrament10 CP
  • THSR200Introducing Asian Religions10 CP
  • THSR202Religion in Australian Culture10 CP
  • THSR206Introduction to Islam10 CP
  • THSR207Introduction to Judaism10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • THSR301Indigenous Spiritualities10 CP
  • THSR302Comparing Texts and Traditions in the Abrahamic Faiths10 CP
  • THEL300Theology Special Study 110 CP

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