Arts and Humanities (Religious Studies) (Honours)

The Open University

Course Information

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (R14). The degree starts by developing your understanding of the world we live in through a variety of perspectives, periods and subjects – including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, and religious studies itself. You’ll then take two specialist religious studies modules, exploring religions as an important aspect of human culture, society and politics and their role and significance in various debates and controversies. The modules cover many different contemporary and historical contexts. Your learning in this exciting subject will be supported by books, podcasts, videos and interactive materials.

Alongside your study of religious studies, you can choose to study a second specialism from the subjects listed above, entitling you to include both subjects in the name of your degree, or complete your degree with modules chosen from a wide range of options.

Key features of the course Arts and Humanities (Religious Studies) (Honours) from

– The Open University
– Specialise in religious studies within a broad and flexible arts and humanities degree
– Study religions from a variety of approaches and perspectives and across historical and present-day contexts
– Develop a range of skills that will be valuable in the workplace and to further study
– Select a second specialism to complement and enhance your study of religions
Careers

Employers greatly value the high-level critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills acquired by studying a humanities degree. You’ll sharpen your IT, writing, and independent thinking skills; and develop the ability to assimilate and evaluate relevant information in constructing an argument. These are key skills in complex organisations, greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering, or changing career.
Study of the arts and humanities requires an understanding of human activities in diverse cultural environments and in very different historical circumstances. The breadth of study and range of cultural texts and objects analysed, combined with training in clear thinking and communication, make this degree course relevant to a wide variety of careers, including:
– public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services
– advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations
– education
– legal work
– business, banking and retail
– human resources
– charities and campaigning.

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