The School is ranked in the world’s top 20 universities for theology, divinity and religious studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). We also achieved 93% in the latest Complete University Guide league table (2021), and we were ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for our research power in theology and religious studies in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).
Teaching and Learning 2022/23
Key information for new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the School of Divinity 2022/23
We have a long and distinguished record in teaching excellence.
Location and community
New College sits in the heart of Edinburgh, a world-class university in one of Europe's most scenic, vibrant cities.
Theology has been taught at the University of Edinburgh since its foundation in 1583. New College was established in 1843, and became part of the University of Edinburgh - merging with the Faculty of Divinity - in 1935.
Each year the School of Divinity awards several Visiting Fellowships.
New College Library
New College Library has moved temporarily.
Equality, Diversity and Respect in the School of Divinity
All members of the School of Divinity are expected to treat each other with respect, regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender (including transgender), age, sexual orientation, or beliefs (including lack of religion or beliefs).
Job opportunities in the School of Divinity.
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