School of Divinity

Postgraduate study

The School of Divinity is led by some of the UK’s leading scholars of theology and religion, and has an international reputation as a research centre.

Theology has been studied at the University of Edinburgh since its foundation in 1583. Today Edinburgh's School of Divinity offers the chance to engage with cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas. We attract a diverse community of academic staff and students from around the world and access to our magnificent library and archive collections ensures a varied and stimulating research environment.

We were ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK* for Theology and Religious Studies in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). Also, The School is ranked in the world’s top 20 universities for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

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Why study with us?

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Find out why students make our School their first choice.

Postgraduate Programmes

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Explore our wide ranging choice of degree programmes and course options.


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Find out about libraries and postgraduate facilities within the School.

International students and study abroad

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Find out about coming to study here for your whole degree or just a part of it, and opportunities to go abroad if you are studying at Edinburgh.

Scholarships and Funding

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Find out about our scholarships and funding opportunities.

Useful information

Find links to information on entry requirements, the application process, tuition fees, living costs and scholarships and funding.