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King's TRS: 1st in London, 3rd in the UK, and in the world's top 20 Religious Studies departments.

We are a dynamic, forward-looking department of Theology and Religious Studies, proud of our diverse student community and our outstanding socially-engaged research. 
King's TRS embodies the University's vision for London and the world.  Our central London location gives us unique opportunities to connect with major art galleries, religious leaders, legal professionals and Westminster policymakers, as well as local communities in some of the UK's most diverse neighbourhoods.  Our global reach extends through Asia and across the Atlantic.

One of the longest established Theology departments in the country, King's TRS is a centre of excellence and innovation in the study of religion across disciplines – from Social and Political Sciences to Theology and Biblical Studies, and from Philosophy and Ethics to Religious Studies and the Arts.  
We offer expertise in Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shamanism, and new religious movements.  Our research and teaching emphasises religious diversity and the rich histories of cultural encounter that shape life in the modern world.
King's TRS is the home of the Visual Commentary on Scripture and the educational charity Inform


The Research Excellence Framework placed us 3rd in the UK for "research power" (REF 2014).  The QS University Rankings placed us 1st in London and 17th in the world for Theology and Religious Studies (QS 2020).   

Our courses



Promo - 780x450Philobronze        BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics     



ridley-road        BA Religion, Politics and Society         


london mosaic        MA Religion                                                     



ASK Hero Banner        MA Christianity and the Arts               




More about the Department of Theology & Religious Studies

Research Projects


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Biographies, contact details and academic profiles for Department staff members.