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Study of Religions

Study of Religions

Religions influence our ways of approaching ethical and moral issues and thereby characterise our communities and encounters with other people and cultures. As a student of Study of Religions, you will not only learn about non-Christian religions and secular and atheistic worldviews, but also learn to understand Christian cultures and traditions from a scientific perspective. Study of Religion deals with religion in the past and present from various viewpoints, including purely historical studies, comparative studies and studies in the psychology, sociology, anthropology and pedagogy of religion. In addition, you can study various thematic areas, including the interplay of religion and media or religion and gender. During your studies, you will learn the basic concepts and stances of different religious traditions, about the practice of religions, and about the religious conceptions and holy texts. You will also gain understanding of contemporary religious movements and trends.

Link to our Swedish courses in Study of Religions

The fees for open university courses

From August 1, 2024, Åbo Akademi University will implement a pricing system for its Open University courses based on the number of study credits. The pricing structure will be as follows:

  • Basic Studies (and other introductory courses): €12 per credit.
  • Intermediate Studies and Advanced Studies: €15 per credit.

Degree students at Åbo Akademi University are exempted from the course fee.

To read more about course content and times, click on the correct course version in the Study Guide.

BASIC STUDIES

Modern Yoga (5 ECTS), online course.

Link to the Study guide for more information about the course.
Time: 25.9–20.11.2024.
Price: 60 €
Teacher: PhD Janne Kontala.
Enrollment: 12.8–18.9.2024.

Course registration


Link to our Swedish courses in Study of Religions.

To read more about course content and times, click on the correct course version in the Study Guide.

BASIC STUDIES

Yoga’s roots in South-Asian Religiosity (5 sp), online course.

Link to the Study guide for more information about the course.
Time: 27.1–24.3.2025.
Price: 60 €
Teacher: PhD Janne Kontala.
Enrollment: 18.11.2024–20.1.2025.

Course registration


Link to our Swedish courses in Study of Religions.

Maria Holmberg.

Holmberg, Maria

Education Planner
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+3582 215 3438
maria.c.holmberg(a)abo.fi