The Department of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University


The Department of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University

The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, Pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religious relations, Islamic studies and Quaker studies.

Students from more than 20 countries study here and most of the academic staff who work here are recognized leaders in their disciplines. We have an excellent reputation for research, and Times Higher Education ranked us second among all Theology and Religion departments in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

Courses include Certificates, Diplomas, taught and research Masters, and both traditional and practical Doctorates. As well as making the most of our own expertise, we also work closely with other departments to offer a range of truly interdisciplinary study and research opportunities.

One of the largest, most comprehensive departments of Theology and Religion in Britain, we have been ranked 26th in the world for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies by the 2019 QS World University Rankings. Our extensive links with a wide range of academic and religious institutions across 5 continents, and large international community of postgraduates means you’ll be studying in a diverse, yet well-connected environment.

At Birmingham, you can investigate the changing forms of religion and spirituality in contemporary society, specialize in particular religious faiths (including Christianity, Judaism and Islam), and even explore the meaning of life.

Undergraduate Courses

– Philosophy, Religion and Ethics BA
– Politics, Religion and Philosophy BA
– Theology and Religion BA

Postgraduate degrees

• Holocaust and Genocide MA/Diploma/Certificate
• Islamic Studies MA
• Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies MA/Diploma/Certificate by Distance Learning
• Philosophy of Religion and Ethics MA/Diploma
• Philosophy of Religion and Ethics MA by Distance Learning
• Religion, Politics and Society MA/Diploma/Certificate
• Theology and Religion MA
• Sikh Studies MRes
• Theology and Religion MRes
• Practical Theology Doctorate (DPT)
• Theology and Religion PhD/MA by Research/PhD (on campus or by distance learning)


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