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Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Master of Arts in Religious Studies - Programme



The Programme features an interdisciplinary approach to examine the interactions between religion and culture, religion and ethics, religion and education, religion and literature and so forth, with an aim to broaden students’ horizons in religious culture, heighten their awareness of the relationships between religion and social phenomena, and deepen their understanding of the active role of religion in human culture and society.


Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes of the programme are as follow:



  1. The understanding of religion both in their historical settings and contemporary contexts, locally and globally;
  2. A basic knowledge of the major religious traditions of the world.



  1. Communication and presentation (oral and written) skills;
  2. Critical and analytical skills;
  3. Skills in cross-cultural understanding and intercultural literacy;
  4. Research skills.



  1. A heightened sensitivity to the religious dimension of human life, society and culture;
  2. An analytical capability of the plurality and complexity of religious phenomena;
  3. A critical yet sympathetic understanding and appreciation of different religious traditions, especially those to which one does not belong.