The Department of Religious Studies was ranked 7th in its subject area in REF2014, with all aspects of its research environment graded 'world-leading' or 'internationally-excellent', and scored 85% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017. Theology & Religious Studies at Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for research quality in The Complete University Guide 2018.
The study of religion deepens our understanding of human nature and society and asks us to consider life’s greatest questions. Religious Studies at Kent explores a wide range of religions and the sacred, in both a historical and contemporary context, in a spirit of open and critical enquiry. Graduates in the field learn to develop particulaly enquiring minds, are exceptionally articulate communicators and and go on to follow a variety of career paths. Religious Studies at Kent offers a range of undergraduate single and joint honours programmes, including a new innovative suite of Asian Studies joint honours programmes, exciting opportunities for overseas study and a wide module selection. Our postgraduate programmes offer more specialist study supported by academics with track records in world-leading research.