School of Divinity

Why study here?

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.

Why study in Edinburgh?

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Edinburgh has been named the best city to live in the world (Arcadis, 2018) and is regularly rated the best place to live and work in the UK (Royal Mail/ Cebr report 2018, PwC Good Growth for Cities report 2018).

Why study at our school?

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Meet our Head of School and Programme Directors and find out what our students think.

Why study Theology or Religious Studies?

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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.