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Religions and Theology

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Research

The Department of Religions and Theology comprises 250 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 20 teaching and research staff.

Many of whom are world-leading scholars in areas as diverse as biblical studies, church history, modern theology, philosophy, ethics, sociology and anthropology of religion, South Asian studies, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

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Religions and Theology at Manchester has an international reputation for its research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 75% of our research activity was graded either 4* (‘world leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’).

For our research environment 100% of our activities were graded at 4*/3*. The impact of our research was also judged to be strong with 100% of our activity in this category graded either 4* (‘outstanding’) or 3* (‘very considerable’) in ‘reach and significance’.