The School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion includes the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theology and Religion. It offers a variety of forward-thinking undergraduate and postgraduate study opportunities. It is home to a dynamic and friendly community of staff and students, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics.
24 February 2021
Anna Persig, an M4C scholarship holder, has been awarded a doctorate for her thesis on "The Vulgate text of the Catholic Epistles: Its Language, Origin and Relationship with the Vetus Latina."
17 February 2021
Lucy Prior discusses the distinction between anxiety as a universally experienced normal emotion and as a clinical problem, arguing that medicalising anxiety could impact on the agency of young people.
11 February 2021
PhD student in the Department of Theology and Religion, Joseph Scales has won the Routledge Philip R. Davies Early Career Publication Award 2021 for an exceptional research paper.
Rosa discusses her cross-disciplinary research into the meaning of delusions, informed by her day-to-day clinical practice as a consultant psychiatrist and by her phenomenological background.
10 February 2021
To mark the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Carissa Sharp and Stephen H. Jones explore the reasons why initiatives in this area are needed and consider their current limitations.
04 February 2021
Philosophy experts at the University of Birmingham are set to work with long-running US TV series Closer To Truth - exploring the big religious questions facing philosophers today.
Should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others? Can they feel empathy and genuine concern? Jane Kisbey argues that psychopaths find it hard to consider the future consequences of their actions.
03 February 2021
Joseph Houlders, supervised by Lisa Bortolotti and Matthew Broome, received an Honourable Mention for the prestigious Jaspers Award issued by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.
Twenty-one unpublished academic papers by Professor J. Neville Birdsall have now been released in the University of Birmingham ePapers repository.
26 January 2021
The #EverydayLookism Facebook Live series is three live panel discussions taking place in February and March 2021
15 January 2021
Yujin Nagasawa writing on World Religion Day
Recent work by Birmingham Professor of Philosophy, Lisa Bortolotti.
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
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.