Our Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK has grown to become the leading academic institution for research and teaching about Islam and Muslims in Britain, while our Theology programmes draw on internationally-recognised expertise in Christianity from its inception to the contemporary era.
Ranked 10th for the significance, rigour and originality of our Religious Studies research in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
Our Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK brings together the best scholarship and research in this important and expanding specialist area.
100% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).
Religious studies and theology at Cardiff University
Hear from academics and students about what it is like to study religion with us.
Our Theology programmes are specifically designed for the pursuit of a career in research or higher education and/or a role in ordained ministry, chaplaincy and the allied caring and educational professions. For those already in ministry, they allow you to reflect critically on your professional practice. With five pathways available and flexible teaching, you’ll develop your intellectual competence and research skills, deepening your reflective practice and enhancing pastoral capability.
Studying within the flagship Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and conceptual vocabulary surrounding British Islam. The prestigious Jameel Scholarships were established to enable the very best students to study at Cardiff University – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society.
Whichever world religion piques your academic interest, our PhD/MPhil in Religious and Theological Studies will help you develop the knowledge and expertise for a successful research career in academia, media, public sector, or a range of allied professions.
Connected to the community
Our home is the John Percival Building, located in the heart of our leafy city-centre campus.
This is where you’ll find our Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, which we envisage as an accessible, vibrant, and inclusive hub of learning about Islam in Cardiff and South Wales, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
It’s here as well that our Religion and Theology academics reside, ideally located next to our Arts and Social Studies library with its extensive collections and archives.
Our widely-respected practical degrees deliver the training, skills and knowledge to help you make your mark within the heritage sector, plus the employability skills to carve out your career in related sectors.
Satisfy your curiosity about history and deepen your knowledge of the key concepts, all with the potential to explore heritage, community action and placement opportunities.
HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.
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