Taught course

Religious Studies: Asian Religions

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. The course is suitable for graduates in Religious Studies as well as a wide variety of Humanities and Social Sciences subjects.

Months of entry


Course content

The study of Asian religions at Cardiff University provides a unique opportunity for students to acquire expertise in South Asian and/or Chinese religious literature and culture. The degree programme offers a firm grounding in the classical Indian language of Sanskrit for those interested in this option, and the opportunity to work with some of the leading scholars in the field. Particular strengths include study of the Mahabharata (Cardiff has the largest single concentration of Mahabharata scholars in the UK), the history of Chinese Buddhism, Sanskrit Drama in Performance, and the study of the ancient Indian religious tradition of Jainism.

Special Features
  • The MA in Religious Studies: Asian Religions Pathway draws on the scholarship of internationally-recognised experts in Indic religions. It offers a flexible programme of study geared towards the individual student, with delivery via small student-focused tutorials rather than formal lectures. In addition, the programme offers a thorough, subject-specific introduction to postgraduate study skills in the arts and humanities.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Will Johnson
+44 (0)29 2087 6698