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Bachelor of Arts in the Study of Religions

The main aim of the Study of Religions programme is to develop precise and critical knowledge of the phenomenon of religion in general, and in particular the great religious traditions (Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc) as well as more marginal religious currents or other reconstructions. The methods used are mainly those of the human and social sciences, such as comparative history, anthropology and sociology.

The Bachelor degree comprises a major in the Study of Religions and an optional minor.

Religious Traditions: 3 from the list below:

  • Religions of South Asia
  • Polytheistic Religions of the Ancient Worlds: Greece/Rome/Levant
  • History of Ancient and Modern Judaism
  • History of Ancient and Modern Christianity
  • Islam
  • Marginal Religious Traditions
  • Religious and Spiritual Plurality in Contemporary Religions

Minor: 1 from the list below:

  • Religions, Languages and Texts
  • Theological Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Archaeology
  • Ancient History
  • South Asian Languages and Cultures
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • History of Art

Faculty of Theology and the Study of Religions

Degree Awarded
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the Study of Religions

ECTS Credits

6 semesters

Teaching Language

Enrolment deadline
30 April. If you require a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

Further information
Course description

At UNIL, the following Master's programmes are open without further conditions to holders of the Bachelor or Arts (BA) in the Study of Religions:

Subject to changes. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 16 August 2016

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Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions

Université de Lausanne
Bâtiment Anthropole

1015 Lausanne

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