Theology: learning; teaching; research
As one of the leading theological departments in the UK we enjoy an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.
We offer a range of stimulating courses reflecting academic expertise in areas including philosophy of religion and ethics, Christian theology and culture, biblical studies, religious history, Islam and Judaism.
Simon Oliver, Head of Department
- The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. Tarah's innovation in teaching is evident in her creative delivery of Jewish studies seminars, as she includes surprising sources of media to immerse her students into the subject at hand. Examples this spring included video-recorded street interviews in Palestine and Israel as "live" applications in a seminar on ethnic and religious identity. She also took advantage of the library's digital archive of British newspapers to help situate students inside the British perception of Hitler's threat to Jews in 1932 as it was played out in reports. Tarah's support of student learning is evident in her commitment to Biblical Hebrew students, as she runs an informal blog dedicated to the class to aid their work when they are outside the classroom.
- New video available to view now - Why Study Violence in the Hebrew Bible with Tarah Van De Wiele: Many people think that the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is packed with violent episodes! Dr Carly Crouch and Tarah Van De Wiele discuss this perception, and the best way to approach those texts which recall violence and warfare.
- The Department of Theology and Religious Studies placed 10th in the Complete University Guide subject league tables 2016.
- Humanities Building, University Park
- The Centre of Bible, Ethics and Theology (CBET) in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies hosts a Community Study Day: Why Study Biblical Languages?