Commencing semesters, 2019

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level


Program code



Humanities and Social Sciences


School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry


St Lucia

Delivery mode


Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Studies in Religion field of study.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Phone: 07 3365 1333

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Studies in Religion?

The Honours program in Studies in Religion is designed to enable students to become acquainted with and competent in the methods and procedures applied in researching religion. These skills are acquired in group interaction with other students developing research projects, in consultation with a staff member who acts as an adviser and mentor, and in writing a major thesis. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in Studies in Religion to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.

What you can study

An Honours year in Studies in Religion focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way by conducting independent research. Students gain familiarity with conceptual debates in the study of religion and cultural difference, as well as the ability to collect, analyse, and organise information and ideas effectively in written form, and to argue a thesis persuasively. Successful completion of an Honours degree allows students to pursue research higher degrees in Australia and abroad as well as in careers requiring skills in research, critical analysis, argument, and the ability to communicate ideas in both oral and written forms. Apart from content knowledge, employers and professionals value both the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Studies in Religion field of study.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.