The Department of Religions and Theology comprises 160 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 17 teaching and research-affiliated staff.

Many are world-leading scholars in areas as diverse as biblical studies, church history, modern theology, philosophy, ethics, religion and science, sociology of religion, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Japanese religions.

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’.