School of Divinity

Undergraduate study

Theology, the study of the Christian traditions, is one of the oldest areas of academic study. Religious studies compares beliefs and practices across a variety of faiths. Both disciplines help us understand the powerful role of religions, ancient and modern, in the world around us.

Why study here?

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We are ranked in the world’s top 20 universities for theology, divinity and religious studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

Degree programmes

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Explore our wide ranging choice of degree programmes.

International information

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Information for prospective undergraduate international students, visiting undergraduates from other institutions, and current students as the University of Edinburgh wishing to study abroad.

Money matters

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Quick links to the latest University information on fees, funding opportunities for prospective undergraduates, cost of living and working while you study.

Schools Outreach

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Support for school teachers of religious education including pupil visit days, CPD events and resources.

Graduate attributes

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Ideas, texts, beliefs and actions: these are at the heart of theology and religious studies. Studying them gives you insight into humanity's history and its present, and develops key skills such as critical thinking and analytical writing.

What our students think

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Consistent themes in student feedback are the sense of community and support, with lecturers who are approachable and passionate about subject.

Visit us

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If you are considering studying with us at the University of Edinburgh, it is always a good idea to arrange a visit to explore our campus and what we have to offer.

How to apply

Information on how to apply to one of our undergraduate degree programmes.

How to apply