What we do
The Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King's College London is a vibrant department reflecting a wide range of approaches to the study of religion: anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political, philosophical, sociological, textual, and theological. There is a particular focus on the three 'Abrahamic' religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and their interaction. King's has drawn outstanding scholars from all over the world to teach key aspects of these religions: their histories, social contexts, material cultures, philosophies, belief systems, practices, and the texts they hold sacred.
The Department's work, however, goes well beyond study of the Abrahamic tradition. We are also pleased to offer modules covering Chinese religion, and courses and programmes focussing on the anthropology and sociology of religion, including degree programmes focussing on Religion in the Contemporary World.
Our work is appreciated by our thriving community of students. In the most recent National Student Survey, the Department scored 92% for clarity and enthusiasm of teaching staff and 88% teaching on the course (Source NSS 2012). We also recently scored an outstanding 100% satisfaction rating for our teaching, and the intellectual stimulation of our BA programmes. (Source: NSS 2011)
The Department also hosts the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies programme, which offering postgraduate and research level courses and seminars on the history, international relations, politics, security, culture and society of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, including the Gulf.
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