Religious Studies and Comparative Religion
Students can choose from a number of contributing disciplines
This area of study brings together a number of course units, including Social Anthropology and Philosophy. No specific subject requirements for admission are made, and students indicating an interest in this area of study are particularly welcome. Course units in this area of study fall into two fairly distinct groupings.
One focus is provided by Comparative Religion, which offers course units in the methodology of the study of religions and courses on individual religions like Buddhism or Hinduism.
The other is the study of religion from the specific angle of Christianity and other religions (particularly Judaism) that bear most clearly upon it. Biblical Studies offers course units in the criticism and exegesis of texts from the Old and New Testaments, and Ecclesiastical History course units on the historical background (and foreground) of the Christian religion. You select course units according to your own particular interests and these interests will often provide the subject of a dissertation in the third year.