About us

The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of  all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religious relations, Islamic studies and Quaker studies.

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Students from more than 20 countries study here and most of the academic staff who work here are recognised leaders in their disciplines. 

We have an excellent reputation for research, and Times Higher Education ranked us second among all Theology and Religion departments in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

Whatever your interests in religion and theology, it is likely that we share them amidst a diverse and friendly staff-student community.

Photo credit: The Birmingham Faiths Forum dinner © Liz Hingley