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Introduction to Religion

Delve into past and present religious traditions to understand the context for the issues that shape society today.

Religious studies draws on diverse religious experience and expression, and develops skills in analysing and interpreting texts. Graduates aren’t limited to faith-based careers, but can go on to use their skills in careers in the public sector, museums, schools and universities and the legal and political system.

When you study religion online, you can bring new understanding to your current career, while working towards a deeper insight into diverse viewpoints.

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Curtin University

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Starts 27 May 2024

Enrolments open until 30 May

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Dialogue across Cultures and Religions

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Starts 15 Jul 2024

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Starts 25 Nov 2024

Curtin University

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Master of Spiritual Direction

Explore the practice of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition

100% online

University of Notre Dame Australia

Deepen your understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

Australian Catholic University


Master of Religious Education

Learn to nurture religious belief in others.

100% online

University of Notre Dame Australia

Contemporary leadership with dignity and compassion

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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Religion highlights

  • Understand the roots of complex contemporary societal issues.
  • Engage with diverse viewpoints, and uncover unique insight.
  • Explore historical, social and cultural contexts.

Religion specialisations

  • Develop skills in reading, critical thinking, and writing.
  • Critical and analytical thinking through text analysis.
  • Cultural engagement and understanding.

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