Religious Studies Advising Page
Below is information on Loyola partners with programs in Religious Studies. Please, note that these are semester programs. For more information, make an appointment to speak with an advisor in the Center for International Education.
Since 1998, The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC) has provided the world an unprecedented education about China. TBC combines intensive course studies, opportunities for immersion, and academic excursions across the country to give students a well-rounded understanding of China.
Courses can be found on the TBC website under semester abroad programs, academics and then courses.
Sophia University is a Jesuit university in Tokyo. Students attending Sophia University enroll in the Faculty of Liberal Arts which offers a full curriculum in English taken alongside Japanese students.
Sogang University is a Jesuit university in Seoul, Korea, offering over 30% of their courses in English. Sogang has internationally distinguished faculty and offers small classes.
Religious Studies courses and syllabi can be found in the course catalogue. (Make sure you select 'Position' and the 'Undergraduate School' and 'Courses for exchange students'). Please, note that newer browsers do not always work so if you do not get a list of courses, try another browser.
Founded in 1991 following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia, ACU is a member of the publicly-funded national system of Australian universities. International students choose courses from one of 4 campuses in 3 different cities.
Course (called "unit") offerings by campus
To view Theology courses (called "units") available click here. From there, scroll down to select "Deferment, Credit points & Course units", then click on "Schedule of Unit Offerings" to see specific class descriptions.
Founded in 1927, Massey University is a large public institution with students from more than 100 countries. It is one of the top universities in New Zealand. There are 3 campuses, but religious studies students would be based in Palmerston North.
Religious Studies are offered at Massey as a minor subject.
The Universiteit van Amsterdam, established in 1632, is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. A member of the League of European Research Universities UvA ranks among the top 30 universities in Europe and the top 100 worldwide (THE*). They offer a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses in English.
The city of Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands and it is also strategically located within Europe. Radboud University is ranked at 131 in the THE world university rankings, offers a personal approach and superior education and research in modern buildings with state-of-the-art facilities. They offer over 200 courses in English each semester.
PUCE is the oldest and one of the most prestigious private universities in Ecuador. It is located in the capital of Quito which is surrounded by volcanoes and whose historic center was the first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
United Kingdom and Ireland
Dating back to 1795, today NUI Maynooth is at the cutting edge of scientific research. Maynooth is located 15 miles west of Dublin and the university has links with many of the high-tech industries nearby. Students on the exchange with NUI Maynooth can take religious studies/theology courses at St. Patrick's College.
UB is located in one of the youngest and most diverse cities in the UK, with an ideal central location. The University of Birmingham was ranked at 158 among universities worldwide (THE), has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and is a member of Universitas 21 and the Russell Group.
Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is in the top 1% of the world's universities. With students from 120 countries it is rated third in the UK for international student satisfaction. Loyola honors students participate in the Principia Consortium which is specially designed for honors students at the University of Glasgow.
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Thomson Reuters