Religious studies

About religious studies

All human cultures reflect on the meaning of life through myth, symbol and abstract reflection. In this area of study, you’ll explore how religions and theologies belonging to different cultures play an important intellectual role.

Why choose religious studies?

As modern-day societies become more diverse, there’s an increasing need for people who understand how religion operates in a variety of contexts. You’ll gain a deeper insight into the many beliefs and traditions, and how they impact on society and culture. Studying religions informs employers that you’re willing to understand the range of cultural traditions in our society.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MinorNote Clayton

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 4 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

What a week: Religious Studies

In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students discover where a religious studies major can take them from our Arts academics.

Career options

  • Journalism
  • Media and communication
  • Government
  • Foreign correspondence
  • International relations
  • Theology
  • Travel and tourism

Overseas opportunities

As a Monash student you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is studying at a Monash campus abroad, and you'll have Malaysia, India, China or Prato (Italy).