Department of Theology and Religious Studies

About the Department

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is one of seven in the School of Humanities and has been officially ranked 8th in the country for 'research power' by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

It has been recognised as having first class teaching at undergraduate level with the Complete University Guide ranking the department 9th out of 38 universities in 2018.



Why Theology and Religious Studies?

Religion is among the most powerful, profound, divisive and enduring aspects of life.  The study of theology and religious studies is concerned with the ideas through which religion is communicated: how they are developed, what they mean, whether they are true, and how they may be reformulated.  To study theology demands a wide range of knowledge, considerable insight and care in interpretation.

Studying Theology and Religious Studies at Nottingham

Established over 50 years ago, the department has research expertise across a wide range of areas and was ranked in the top 10 by The Complete University Guide 2016.

The department provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to study the subject in its broadest sense by combining textual, literary and historical approaches to the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, philosophical, sociological and comparative approaches to religious traditions and Christian theology.

The Department also offers an exciting range of taught masters programmes and distance learning courses as well as supervision for research degrees.



As a student at The University of Nottingham, you join a lively academic and social community.  You will meet people from all walks of life, make like-minded friends and find yourself being challenged and stimulated throughout your studies.  Our students are widely respected for their ability to make the most of their work/life balance with many work experience opportunities available throughout your studies.  As a result, the University boasts an excellent record for graduate employment and progression to postgraduate or professional qualifications. 

As a graduate in Theology and Religious Studies you will be provided with an excellent foundation for your future career and the many possibilities that this may entail.

For guidance through your degree and after graduating the Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career and achieve your ambitions.



Contact us

Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Humanities Building
University of Nottingham
University Park



See it for yourself

Life in the Department

Useful links

Postgraduate opportunities

Theology podcasts

Undergraduate courses

Watch our videos



Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Contact details