About Religious Studies
Whether you're following world news or watching what’s happening on campus, you'll be aware of the impact of religion on the contemporary world. Virtually every aspect of human culture has been, and continues to be, shaped by beliefs about gods and demons, saints and shamans. In our own day, religious beliefs and practices show no sign of disappearing. Indeed, they are currently undergoing a revival, one form of which is fundamentalism.
So if you want to understand our world, you need to know something about religion. Religious Studies helps you to understand the complex world of religion by introducing you to the diversity of religious beliefs and practices. It traces our established traditions from their ancient roots through to modern times. It also examines the various forms of 'spirituality' that feature so prominently in modern popular culture.
Religious Studies courses are designed to be accessible to everyone, irrespective of religious background.