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Studies in Religion

About the major
Requirements for completion

The Studies in Religion major and minor requirements are listed in the Studies in Religion unit of study table.


Honours is a stimulating and prestigious way to cap off your undergraduate studies, and involves a methodology seminar, an honours seminar and the writing of a thesis in which you personally devise and research a project under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Honours admission requirements
If you commenced your degree prior to 2018: admission to Honours requires a major in Studies in Religion with an average of 70 percent or above.

If you commence your degree in 2018 or later:
- Admission into honours is via the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and requires the completion of a major in Studies in Religion with an average of 70 percent or above and completion of a second major.
- Prior to commencing honours, you will need to ensure you have completed all other requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or other bachelor degree, including Open Learning Environment (OLE) units, prior to commencing honours.

Requirements and units of study for honours can be found on the Studies in Religion honours units of study page.

Contact and further information

Contact details can be found on these websites:
Department of Studies in Religion website:

School of Literature, Art and Media website: