Durham’s Department of Theology and Religion is ranked no. 1 in the UK by all three main published league tables. In the Research Excellence Framework (2014), it was rated the leading department in its field in the United Kingdom, maintaining the no. 1 position it had achieved in previous Research Assessment Exercise. Our graduate prospects rating (88%) is not only the highest in the UK for our subject, but is also higher than that of any department of English, History, Philosophy or Classics.
The Department's 30 academic staff, 150 postgraduates and annual undergraduate intake of 71 makes us one of the most varied and dynamic departments in Britain. Together, we form a lively and welcoming community of all faiths and none, learning and researching Biblical studies, Christian theology and the sociological and anthropological study of religion. Our students at all levels learn to think rigorously and independently both within and beyond their own traditions, and to be researchers in their own right. If you are looking for first-rank education and research in Theology and Religion which is authentic, rigorous, international in outlook, up-to-date in methods, and which draws on deep roots, you have come to the right place.