University of Exeter Theology

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University of Exeter Theology

Theology and Religion at Exeter

The Department of Theology and Religion at Exeter is a centre of excellence for teaching and research across a broad and diverse range of interests within the discipline. We are a dynamic and friendly team who offer intellectually challenging and wide-ranging teaching, and a flourishing research culture.

Research-led teaching

  • Our students enjoy studying here – 1st in the National Student Survey (2015)1
  • Our varied programme includes applied theology, philosophy of religion, science and religion, ethics, biblical studies, Christian doctrine and history
  • We are in the top 10 in all major UK university league tables for the subject
  • Student feedback on our teaching is some of the best in the University, and we are constantly trying to improve what we do
  • Undergraduate students can add value to their studies through work placements, field trips and study abroad

University of Exeter Theology, High quality research

  • We are 2nd in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • Two Centres and a Network provide a particular focus for research activity and public engagement: the Centre for Biblical Studies, the Exeter Centre for Ecumenical and Practical Theology (EXCEPT, formerly the Centre for the Learning Church), and the Network for Religion in Public Life
  • We have a high success rate in our bids for research-council funding, and are active in developing projects involving other scholars and disciplines within the University and wider world
  • We have a strong track record of supervising PhD students in a wide range of areas, and provide excellent training and resources to help students develop research skills and get a good start in their careers
  • Our excellent support for postgraduate students includes AHRC and other studentships
  • A distinctive feature of the Department is our commitment to multi-disciplinary work. Theologians, philosophers, biblical scholars and historians contribute to a shared conversation about the central questions in our fields