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Your guide to studying Religious Studies in Malaysia

Course Duration

3 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 15,000 - 20,000

Average Salary

MYR 32,000 - 52,000

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What is Religious Studies?

Religious Studies is an in-depth study of a religion, understanding how they have come about, what they are made of, what their practitioners do and how they affect culture and society.

Has the subject of religion ever interested you? Not just your religion, but all the numerous religions around the world, and how they affect the people who follow them? Do you understand how religion has affected current events like Middle East politics, the recent insurgencies in Thailand, the genocide in Sudan or US presidential elections or do you want to? If so, then let us explain the course of Religious Studies to you and detail what it will encompass.

Religious Studies i...

Has the subject of religion ever interested you? Not just your religion, but all the numerous religions around the world, and how they affect the people who follow them? Do you understand how religion has affected current events like Middle East politics, the recent insurgencies in Thailand, the genocide in Sudan or US presidential elections or do you want to? If so, then let us explain the course of Religious Studies to you and detail what it will encompass.

Religious Studies is a diversified and multi-faceted discipline focusing on the study of specific traditions and the general nature of religion as a human phenomenon. It spans cultures around the world, ancient as well as modern. It also combines a variety of methodologies, including but not limited to textual, historical, literary, social scientific, philosophical and art-historical approaches. Courses in Religious Studies provide excellent preparation simply for living life in a pluralistic society and global culture, and a Minor or Double Major can also enhance studies in a broad range of other disciplines, including politics, medicine, business and law, as well as history and literature.

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What are the subjects covered under Religious Studies?

Bahasa Malaysia

English

History

Islamic Studies

Bible Knowledge

• Religion and Literature • • • •

Christianity

Islam

The Buddhist Tradition in Asia

Hinduism

What you need to get on a Religious Studies course?

Diploma in Religious Studies

SPM : Minimum 5 credits

O-Levels : Please check with the relevant university

Degree in Religious Studies

STPM : A Pass at the STPM examination with a CGPA of 3.00 or at least: Grade C [Subject Grade Point (SGP)] of 2.00 in the General Paper; Grade C [Subject Grade Point (SGP)] of 2.00 in two [2] of other subjects taken.

A-Levels : Please check with the relevant university

AUSMAT/SACE : Please check with the relevant university

CPU : Please check with the relevant university

IB : Please check with the relevant university

Matriculation : A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Religious Studies course?

Well-Read

While you will need to be knowledgeable in the studies regarding the religion you choose to go into, you will also need to know the consistencies and differences it has in comparison with other religions, and how they all live harmoniously

Good Communicator

As most of the subject literature you will deal with will be books written in languages of yesteryear, you will not only need to be able to understand it yourself, you’ll also need to be able to communicate it in a simple manner to people around you.

Fair

With the numerous religions around world, you will need to maintain a fair stance on any views that you have regarding your own, as you communicate and discuss the matter in a articulate and polite manner.

Where can you study Religious Studies in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Religious Studies schools in Malaysia.

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