Faculty of Arts
Buddhist Studies
Offered As: Minor
URL: https://www.buddhism.hku.hk/programme_03.htm
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 36
What is it about? This Minor programme in Buddhist Studies guides you through exploring all aspects of Buddhism, one of the world’s major religions and a common cultural heritage of many Asian countries. You will learn Buddhist fundamental teachings, practices, and traditions, as well as the Buddhist cultures of different geographical regions, while exploring how Buddhist insights can be applied to change the way you see yourself and the world. Through taking courses in this programme you will:

o Gain a foundational understanding of Buddhist history and doctrines
o Learn to appreciate Asian religions, thought and culture
o Enrich your major field of study and acquire further academic credentials
o Open up yourself to the possibilities of critical self-reflection
o Acquire liberal arts skills
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Centre of Buddhist Studies (CBS)


Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Minor:
BSTC1003 and BSTC1004

Both BSTC1003 and BSTC1004 are compulsory courses, but they can be taken during any year of study.

For details, please check with the Centre of Buddhist Studies.
Career opportunities Buddhist studies graduates are increasingly valued by many public and private sectors, including non-governmental organizations, educational sectors, and corporate employers such as Google, Apple and Nike. In addition to introducing liberal arts skills to enhance analytical and creative thinking, which are vital for success in all careers, this minor programme also enriches your personal awareness and cultivation, which could also be conducive to your career.

For further information, please check with the Centre of Buddhist Studies or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information https://buddhism.hku.hk/academic-programmes/undergraduate-courses/minor-in-buddhist-studies/
Contact T: 3917 5009
E: buddhism@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.