Teaching & research excellence
We have a long and distinguished record in research, teaching and postgraduate supervision.
Our staff includes scholars with international reputations in various aspects of theology and religious studies.
The School of Divinity ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK* for Theology and Religious Studies in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) and was rated highly satisfactory in the most recent assessment of teaching quality.
Teaching and research excellence is supported by a range of quality assurance and enhancement procedures.
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) provides subject benchmark statements.
Quality teaching is recognised by the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) awards.
Researching has given me fresh perspectives to bring into class, and the students’ responses have fed back into my research. Sometimes it is their surprise or incredulity or puzzlement, and sometimes – I particularly love these moments – completely new insights into materials that I think that I already know well.