The School is ranked in the world’s top 20 universities for theology, divinity and religious studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018). The School was also ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for theology and religious studies in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
In the School of Divinity, you are a member of two communities: New College, historic home to internationally respected scholars of religion - and 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.