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Welcome to the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham

Human beings always have had, and always will have, worldviews, and fundamental beliefs about the way the universe is, and their role in it. This is the part of the human condition that is studied in the Theology and Religion Department, from a range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives: social scientific/anthropological; textual; historical, and philosophical/ethical. The Theology and Religion Department is a place where ‘belief’ and ‘beliefs’ are taken seriously, respected, and studied, whether those beliefs are atheistic, humanistic, or religious. So, for example, if you are interested in worldviews, including, for example, atheism, Christianity, or humanism, the Department of Theology and Religion is the place for you.

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3rd Complete University Guide 2023
7th in QS World Subject Rankings
4th in the UK for Research Power REF 2021
2018 winner of the Athena Swan Bronze Award

Theology and Religion: What is it like?

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With 32 academic staff, some 150 postgraduates and an annual 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.

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We are located in the beautiful city of Durham with its home in Abbey House, right next to Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO world Heritage site.

A beautiful and immensely exciting place to study and to research Theology and Religion.
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Department of Theology and Religion

Durham University
Abbey House
Palace Green

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