A degree in the Study of Religions at SOAS offers an impressive range of subject areas: religions of the ancient Near East, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Shintoism, traditional religions of Africa and the new religious movements of our time. There is a wide range of approaches in SOAS to the study of religions. Students on this degree may pursue a special interest in one tradition, but they are also expected to select from a broad range of other options (with or without some language study), and to learn about theories and methods in the study of religions. SOAS is the only university in the UK to offer a comprehensive range of modules in the language, literatures and cultures of Indonesia. As well as offering a range of language modules from beginners level to advanced, the department also offers modules on the literature and film of Indonesia which provide a penetrating view of life and thought in Indonesia. Students are further encouraged to learn to read texts in Malay from pre-modern Indonesia and Malaysia, written in Jawi script. As well as specific modules on Indonesia, students will take some regional modules, in order to place Indonesia with the wider Southeast Asian context.