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The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is one of seven departments in the School of Humanities and has been officially ranked as one of the best research destinations by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. It has also been recognised as having first class teaching at undergraduate level and gained 23 out of 24 in the latest independent review of teaching quality.
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.
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is currently ranked as one of the finest in the country. Established over 50 years ago, the Department has research expertise across a wide range of areas.
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. Please see our Useful links section for more details.
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.
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Department of Theology and Religious Studies
The University of Nottingham
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f: +44 (0)115 951 4812
University of NottinghamUniversity Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD