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, 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 a range of modules on Buddhism and courses and programmes focussing on the anthropology and sociology of religion, including degree programmes focussing on religion, politics, and society.
Our work is appreciated by our thriving community of students. In the most recent National Student Survey, the Department scored 92% for teaching satisfaction, with 95% of respondents saying that the course is intellectually stimulating (NSS 2014).
By following the links from this page, you can find out more about:
Read What can you do with a degree in Religion?, an article written by our Admissions Tutor Dr Daniel DeHanas for the magazine Independent School Parent aimed at all parents and applicant students.