Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Research - Theology and Religious Studies

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The Department of Theology and Religious Studies has a lively culture of discussion and creativity which contributes towards setting the future agenda for reflection in theology and religious studies. In REF2021, 81% of our research outputs were classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ with 100% as internationally recognised. 

Our research expertise spans a wide range of areas; all of our academic staff are internationally recognised in their fields. Much of our work is interdisciplinary, engaging with history, literature, philosophy, critical theory, politics, economics and natural science.

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Research specialisms within the Department

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Research centres, networks and collaborations

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Research and study programmes

You don't have to have faith to study Theology, but you do need empathy. You need to be seriously interested in religion, and to realise that it’s important to people, both currently, and in the past. Whatever your own position, you need to recognise that most people in the world regard themselves as having faith, and that that has always been the case.

Professor Frances Knight


The impact of our School's research

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Through whose eyes?

The use of images in Holocaust education

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The story of glass

Material evidence of the ancient Silk Road

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Children should be seen and heard

Teaching philosophy to children


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Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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