Overview

Research Excellence Framework 2014

The School of Divinity is delighted to report that it ranks 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK* for Theology and Religious Studies in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) based on the quality and volume of our research.

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About our research

Our academic staff are engaged in individual research, writing projects, our three research centres and a range of collaborative projects.

Our research

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Centre for the Study of World Christianity

Advancing scholarship in Christianity outside the western hemisphere.

Centre for the Study of World Christianity

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Centre for Theology and Public Issues

Promoting reflection and research on important public issues to which Christian theology can make a constructive contribution.

Centre for Theology and Public Issues

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Centre for the Study of Christian Origins

Examining the emergence and early developments in Christianity, focusing on the first two centuries of the common era.

Centre for the Study of Christian Origins

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Research projects

There are several active research projects within the School, some of which are cross-disciplinary, and all of which act as centres of excellence for their subjects.

Research projects

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Resources

An extensive collection of original archival material available online, including the Breadalbane letters and a collection on religion in late medieval Scotland.

Research resources

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Publications

A large collection of books and journals written or edited by the School of Divinity staff.

Publications

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Ethics

A key element of good research practice is attention to ethical and legal implications

Ethics in research administration


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