Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Religious Studies (Asian Religions)

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.

Entry requirements

2nd Class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, in religious studies or a relevant subject. Students whose 1st language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Sanskrit language and literature; Jainism; aspects of Mahabharata; Hinduism; Pali literature; South Asian religion and performance; Buddhism; Chinese pilgrims' accounts of Indian Buddhism.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written assignments and a 20000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,730 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,865 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 2087 6698