Buddhist Studies Program Overview

The Buddhist Studies Program offers a major that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. Depending on your year of enrolment the requirements for completing the major may be different. Select from the options below to see the requirements relevant to you.

I started my degree before 2014

Students who wish to major in Buddhist Studies must complete 36 senior credit points of BDST coded and cross-listed units; these 36 senior level units must include BDST2611 and/or BDST2612 (these will be offered in 2014).

I started my degree in or after 2014

A major in Buddhist Studies requires at least 36 senior credit points, including at least 18 credit points from core units of study of which at least 6 must be taken at 3000 level.

The units of study for the major can be found in the Table A unit of study table for Buddhist Studies. The table shows units of study on offer in the current handbook year. You may find information regarding a full list of units of study available to the major on the departmental website.

For more in-depth information on the Asian Studies subject area, including tables and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, for current year enrolments go to

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Buddhist Studies

For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.

Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.