Dr Esther D. Reed, Head of Theology and Religion
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- Top 5 for Theology in the 2013 major UK league tables
- Ranked 4th in The Complete University Guide 2014
- 85% of research of international quality and 50% rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the Research Assessment Exercise (2008)
- 7 fully funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years
- Approximately £500,000 external research funding awarded over the past 4 years
- 1st in the National Student Survey (2012)1
- Regular research seminars involving staff, students and visiting speakers
- Theologians, philosophers, biblical scholars, and historians join in one united research culture to exchange and develop ideas
Message from the Head of Theology and Religion, Dr Esther D. Reed
Research is at the heart of our departmental life. If you decide to join us for postgraduate study, you will become part of a diverse and vibrant group of students from many parts of the world.
Our current research interests and expertise encompass biblical studies, early Jewish studies, early Christian history, modern theology, practical and ecumenical theology, ethics, philosophy of religion, and the interface between science and religion; and much more. Graduate students in all of these fields are invited to become part of our academic community — in which both discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary skills are nurtured and tested, and in which faculty work closely with research students to encourage creativity and enable critical thought.
We place strong emphasis on research-inspired teaching, and our department enjoys an excellent reputation for teaching of the highest quality. Unparalleled league table rankings (including a satisfaction rate of 100% in the National Student Survey for three consecutive years) bear out our claim to provide excellent undergraduate and MA-level teaching across a broad curriculum, as well as high-quality research student supervision.
Our academic and administrative-support staff are committed to helping you make the most of all that the University offers.
Do make contact if you are interested in graduate-level study and/or research with us.
Dr Esther D. Reed
Head of Theology and Religion
1based on the average percentage of positive responses across all survey categories for full service universities