Buddhist studies for undergraduates

At undergraduate level, units involving Buddhist and Asian Studies form part of the BA degree profile within the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. The Department offers one single-honours degree in Religion and Theology and joint-honours in collaboration with other departments in Philosophy and Theology and Theology and Sociology.

With any of these degree courses it is possible to take the units in Buddhist and Asian Studies. All BA degree courses last three years full-time.

Please note that in order to apply for an undergraduate degree at a British university you do not apply to the university itself. Applications are made through the UCAS procedure. You should contact UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) at Fulton House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3SH, UK (01242 222444 (general enquiries); 01242 227788 (applicant enquiries); 01242 221622 (fax)) for the requisite forms.

Examples of the units that can be studied for the BA include:

THRS10028 Living Religions

THRS10030 Approaches to the Study of Religion

THRS10034 The Philosophy of Religion

THRSM0015 Buddhism: The Foundations

THRS10037 Divine Love and Ritual Sex: Hindu paths to liberation

THRS10017 Introduction to Sanskrit I: Grammar

THRS30067 Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health