The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation, spanning the formation and development of the foundational texts and manuscripts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to their interpretation in feminist, ethical, theological, philosophical and environmental perspectives, with specialisms in Sikhism, interfaith engagement, and the study of lived religion and its impact on society. It is at the interface of religion and society that teachers and researchers have made a wider impact, and changed the way governments and public bodies nationally and internationally engage with faith communities, including during the Covid pandemic.
30 November 2022
Exciting new degree programmes have launched in Law, English and History at the University’s campuses in Birmingham and Dubai.
Alumna Shermara Fletcher (BA Drama and English Literature) was one of the faith leaders who spoke at HM The Queen’s funeral. She reflects on her recent visit.
Birmingham's Dr Haifaa Jawad writes for the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog.
21 November 2022
Featuring a discussion of Professor Jocelyne Cesari’ s book: We God's People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations.
17 November 2022
Members of Birmingham’s Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing are presenting at the SBL Annual Meeting in Denver this week.
07 November 2022
Professor Lisa Bortolotti has been invited to deliver the New Enlightenment Lecture at the University of Edinburgh on 18th November
17 October 2022
Paper proposals are invited for the Thirteenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament.
06 October 2022
Professor Charlotte Hempel was interviewed by fromthedesk.org about the Dead Sea Scrolls
20 September 2022
Professor Jocelyne Cesari writes for the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog
31 August 2022
In this essay, Jocelyne Cesari argues that the influence of religions on the international scene is possible under two conditions.
02 August 2022
The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing is featured in Birmingham's current exhibition of Research and Innovation.
01 August 2022
Join us to look at the impact climate change is having on women, and innovative solutions being generated and researched into resolving this issue.
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The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
100% of Theology and Religion graduates are in work or further study within six months