The world we live in cries out for religious literacy. We need to be able to understand and interpret the diverse religious beliefs and practices around us, and to foster understanding and respect.
The Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King's offers three different single honours degree programmes, each offering a different focus from the Department's broad range of approaches to the study of religion:
If you come to study theology and religious studies at King’s, you’ll find a large, vibrant department with special expertise in Islam, Judaism and Christianity. There are three degree schemes to choose from with the chance to develop your own specialist interests. Students come from a wide range of religious, geographic and social backgrounds and receive training in presentation, communication and argument as well as experiencing a variety of learning styles: lectures, seminars and tutorials.
TRS at King's is consistently recognized as having its place among the very top Departments in the UK. The Guardian's 2011 subject guide ranks us among the top-four Departments of its kind in the UK. Further, 97% of TRS students are satisfied with the intellectual stimulation of their course, and 91% with the teaching staff's enthusiasm for the subject, and their ability to explain things (National Student Survey 2011).
Our teaching makes use of London’s rich religious culture, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Library at Lambeth Palace, the London Museum of Jewish Life, Bevis Marks Synagogue, Central London Mosque, Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Hare Krishna Soho Temple, and the British Museum’s unparalleled Ancient Near East collection.