Religious Studies

Mahidol University

M.A. On Campus
18 months
293 USD/credit
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The Religious Studies program of Mahidol University is the only program in Thailand that has a teaching and learning in religious education that emphasizes knowledge, content, theory, philosophy, teachings of various religions both in the form of practice that has a potential basic and in a way objective "science".


The Religious Studies program of Mahidol University is an international program. The course allows students to choose to study and research in 2 majors: Religious Studies and Buddhism and Society.

College of Religious Studies is a place to study and study Buddhism (books and research on Buddhism) and research of the curriculum is a religious issue and a new topic that has not been researched before. The faculty of the program is knowledgeable and most of them are foreign professors and experts. Countries with doctoral qualifications have knowledge, competence and academic reputation in Religious studies and experience are recognized at national and international levels.

Job Option after Graduation

  • Academic on religion, morality, ethics and culture
  • Phra Achan Dhamma Ambassador
  • Speaker on religion, morality, ethics and culture

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Concepts In Religious Studies
  • Foundations Of Religious Studies : History And Theory
  • Research Methods For Religious Studies
  • Geography and History of Religion
  • Introduction to the Academic Study of Buddhism: History and Principles
  • Religion, Power and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduated with a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Science, Humanities and Education from an institution accredited by the Office of the Higher Education Commission
  • Receive a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.50 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • per credit: 9,000 Baht


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Updated over a year ago

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