Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Religion and theology are about the stories people live by. Never has it been so important to explore the significance of these stories to understand our past and chart our future. Our degrees open doors to many different career paths and provide key skills and perspectives for addressing the challenges of our time.

We focus on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and secular worldviews. Join us in thinking through how these intersect with social justice, technological innovation, and climate change as well as philosophy, sociology and history.

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News and events

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Our research

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Taught Masters

Discover our taught Masters by distance learning courses

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Research degrees

Find out more about our MRes and PhD courses


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  • Study religion from diverse perspectives: theology, philosophy, ethics, biblical studies, sociology, history, gender, and culture.
  • Explore and engage primarily the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions.
  • Research into a wide range of concerns from science and technology to religious communities and the arts. 
Ellena Hill 

The Theology department is fantastic, friendly and so much fun to be a part of. Everybody, from the three undergraduate years to the postgraduate students and staff, cares for and gets to know one another – we are a family!

Ellena Hill, BA Theology and Religious Studies


The latest UK Research Excellence Framework rated 81% of our research outputs as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ with 100% as internationally recognised. We support a vibrant community of postgraduate research students in our fields.

Find our research degrees here.



Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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