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About Religious Studies & Theology

This Department is one of the most distinguished and respected centres for the study of religion and theology in the UK. Ranked among the top ten of UK departments in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) it is also regarded as exceptionally friendly and welcoming by its 200 students.

Detail of a pillar in a Jain temple, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Detail of a pillar in a Jain temple, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in more than seven different religious traditions, from Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism to Islam and Christianity.

The Department is located in the modern John Percival Building with the Arts and Social Studies Resource Centre nearby and the Student Union and the city centre only a short walk away.

The News and Events webpages give details of open days, open lectures, research seminars, and key deadlines. The webpages for Current Students includes the Student Handbook which gives details of all current modules and a wealth of information of interest to current and prospective students. If you are visiting us, please refer to our location information and please feel free to contact us.

The Department shares in a partnership agreement between Cardiff University, St. Michael's College and the South Wales Baptist College. Further information regarding the history of the department is available.




We offer the following undergraduate degree programmes:


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Postgraduates can specialise in religion in the contemporary world, early Christianity, Islam, ethics, practical theology, Indian religions, and more. 


The Department is ranked among the top ten in the UK for its research and impact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). It is home to three distinguished research centres. Research informs all our teaching, so students acquire knowledge and skills developed at the cutting edge of the subject. We have a strong and active research degree programme, with a large body of students carrying out research for MPhil and PhD degrees.

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