School of Divinity

Research Profile

The research interests of academics and postgraduates in Ethics and Practical Theology encompass a range of theoretical and practical approaches to ethics, religion and theology, including theology and politics, peacebuilding and reconciliation, ethical theory, theology and material practice, and practical theology.

You can find out more and identify a potential supervisor by looking at the School of Divinity’s Staff Profiles, which give details of research interests and publications, and email addresses. 

You are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research project before making a formal application.  In the Ethics and Practical Theology research area, projects are often interdisciplinary.  If this is the case, you may be jointly supervised with a subject specialist from another School in the University.

At the School of Divinity you will join a community of around 150 research students, drawn from around the world, and from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds.

You will study in a stimulating environment.  The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked the School’s research environment at 100% world-leading / internationally excellent, second in the UK on this front in theology and religion.  This outstanding result reflects the vibrancy of the School’s research culture.