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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Department of Theology and Religion


Learning and researching in the fields of: Biblical studies, Christian theology and the sociological and the anthropological study of religion, our students at all levels learn to think rigorously and independently both within and beyond their own traditions, and to become researchers in their own right.
Our Department's 30 academic staff, some 150 postgraduates and annual our undergraduate intake of 71 makes us one of the most varied and dynamic departments in the UK. Together, we form a lively and welcoming community to those of all faiths and to those of none.

World Rankings

Record success in QS World Subject Rankings

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th

A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.