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The School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion is home to a dynamic and friendly community of staff and students, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics within Philosophy, Global Ethics and Theology and Religion.
Department of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy is home to an energetic and friendly community of philosophers, which continues to expand with the appointment of many new staff members. Our staff produce world-leading research in all core areas of contemporary philosophy and in a number of speciality areas. Our expert supervision spans across a wide range of areas, including: Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Language; Moral Philosophy (theoretical and applied); Metaphysics and Epistemology; and Philosophy of Religion.
Centre for the Study Global Ethics
Founded in 2001, the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics was the first of its kind in the UK. It was set up to address the practical and theoretical issues raised by globalisation. This research centre leads and contributes to a wide variety of cutting edge projects and its work has addressed such issues as indigenous knowledge, women's rights, genetic ethics and development and trafficking. Our research interests cover a wide variety of topics, including: ethics and global public health; ethics, war and terror; poverty and financial exclusion; and ethics of borders and immigration.
Department of Theology and Religion
The Department of Theology and Religion combines internationally established strength in teaching and research with initiatives in new fields of study. The knowledge and expertise of our academic staff offers variety and depth of study in a context which supports and encourages multidisciplinary research and postgraduate study across the areas of theology and the study of religion. We welcome research applications in a number of specialisms: Asian Religion; Biblical Studies; Contemporary Religion and Theology; Intercultural and Practical Theology; Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations; Jewish and Holocaust Studies; Modern Theology; Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies; Philosophy of Religion; and Quaker Studies.
Studying with us
All our postgraduates become members of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School (CALGS). This is an international community, benefiting from excellent resources and an environment that allows research to flourish. Our postgraduate students each contribute to this rich and innovative research community.