About the School
Theology has been taught in Edinburgh since the foundation of the University in 1583.
Location and community
In the School of Divinity (New College) you are in a college setting, with our own site, library, dining/socialising hall, and a strong sense of community of students and staff. Yet you are also part of a large, world-class university, and in the heart of one of the most scenic and vibrant cities in Europe.
Multimedia & Social Media
Web and social media resources affiliated with the School of Divinity.
Teaching & research excellence
We have a long and distinguished record in research, teaching and postgraduate supervision.
Several processes support our goal of excellence in teaching, learning and research.
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.
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Each year the School of Divinity awards several Visiting Fellowships.
New College Library
Founded in 1843 as the Library of the Free Church College, and now serving the School of Divinity, the New College Library is one of the largest theology libraries in the UK.