100 Best Theology / Divinity / Religious studies schools in the United Kingdom

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Below is a list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Theology / Divinity / Religious studies. A graph of 146M citations received by 5.15M academic papers made by 133 universities in the United Kingdom was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. University of Oxford

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#1 in Europe
#1 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1096

2. University of Cambridge

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#2 in Europe
#5 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Founded
1209

3. University of Edinburgh

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#3 in Europe
#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Founded
1583

4. University College London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#4 in Europe
#23 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

5. King's College London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#5 in Europe
#24 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Founded
1829

6. University of Manchester

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#8 in Europe
#30 in the World
Founded
1824

7. University of Birmingham

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#9 in Europe
#35 in the World
Founded
1900

8. Durham University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#10 in Europe
#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

9. University of Leeds

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#11 in Europe
#39 in the World
Founded
1904

10. London School of Economics and Political Science

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#12 in Europe
#46 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Founded
1895

11. University of Bristol

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#13 in Europe
#48 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
27,513
Founded
1909

12. University of Warwick

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#15 in Europe
#54 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

13. University of Nottingham

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#18 in Europe
#59 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Founded
1948

14. University of Exeter

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#20 in Europe
#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Founded
1955

15. University of Sheffield

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#21 in Europe
#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Founded
1905

16. University of Glasgow

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#23 in Europe
#70 in the World
Founded
1451

17. University of Sussex

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#27 in Europe
#85 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

18. University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#30 in Europe
#94 in the World
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1836

19. Cardiff University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#32 in Europe
#96 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1997

20. Lancaster University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#33 in Europe
#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Founded
1964

21. University of St Andrews

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#36 in Europe
#106 in the World
Enrollment
10,425
Founded
1413

22. University of Southampton

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#37 in Europe
#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

23. Queen Mary University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#42 in Europe
#126 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Founded
1989

24. University of Liverpool

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#45 in Europe
#134 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

25. Newcastle University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#46 in Europe
#135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1963

26. University of Aberdeen

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#49 in Europe
#146 in the World
Founded
1495

27. University of Reading

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#54 in Europe
#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Founded
1892

28. University of York

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#55 in Europe
#152 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1963

29. University of Kent

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#58 in Europe
#159 in the World
Founded
1965

30. University of East Anglia

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#64 in Europe
#174 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1963

31. University of Leicester

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#70 in Europe
#188 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

32. University of Essex

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#72 in Europe
#191 in the World
Founded
1964

33. Birkbeck, University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#78 in Europe
#209 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Founded
1823

34. Royal Holloway, University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#80 in Europe
#215 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1849

35. University of Stirling

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#81 in Europe
#217 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

36. Loughborough University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#83 in Europe
#223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
19,449
Founded
1966

37. Imperial College London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#84 in Europe
#225 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

38. SOAS, University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#87 in Europe
#230 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916

39. Queen's University Belfast

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#89 in Europe
#236 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Founded
1849

40. Manchester Metropolitan University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#97 in Europe
#259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
1992

41. University of Surrey

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#98 in Europe
#261 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

42. University of Wales

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#99 in Europe
#263 in the World
Founded
1893

43. Keele University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#101 in Europe
#269 in the World
Founded
1962

44. Swansea University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#102 in Europe
#270 in the World
Founded
1920

45. University of Bath

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#116 in Europe
#300 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

46. University of Hull

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#118 in Europe
#303 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1954

47. Goldsmiths, University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#120 in Europe
#306 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1904

48. University of Strathclyde

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#123 in Europe
#317 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
1964

49. Brunel University London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#136 in Europe
#360 in the World
Acceptance Rate
54%
Founded
1966

50. Bangor University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#142 in Europe
#375 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

51. Nottingham Trent University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#144 in Europe
#377 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

52. University of the West of England

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#145 in Europe
#383 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

53. University of Hertfordshire

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#151 in Europe
#395 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1992

54. University of Dundee

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#158 in Europe
#409 in the World
Founded
1967

55. Northumbria University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#160 in Europe
#412 in the World
Founded
1992

56. University of East London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#167 in Europe
#426 in the World
Founded
1992

57. Oxford Brookes University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#168 in Europe
#428 in the World
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1865

58. Middlesex University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#173 in Europe
#438 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1973

59. Ulster University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#183 in Europe
#459 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Founded
1968

60. Sheffield Hallam University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#184 in Europe
#460 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1992

61. University of Westminster

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#188 in Europe
#467 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

62. University of Plymouth

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#204 in Europe
#502 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Founded
1992

63. University of Bradford

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#207 in Europe
#512 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1966

64. University of Portsmouth

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#210 in Europe
#520 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

65. University of Roehampton

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#212 in Europe
#526 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
2004

66. City, University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#216 in Europe
#538 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1966

67. University of Huddersfield

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#218 in Europe
#546 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

68. University of Wales Trinity Saint David

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#220 in Europe
#553 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Founded
2010

69. Liverpool John Moores University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#225 in Europe
#561 in the World
Founded
1992

70. De Montfort University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#235 in Europe
#591 in the World
Founded
1992

71. University of Salford

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#237 in Europe
#595 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Founded
1967

72. Coventry University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#240 in Europe
#603 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

73. Aberystwyth University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#244 in Europe
#613 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Founded
1872

74. Leeds Beckett University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#256 in Europe
#647 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1992

75. University of Wolverhampton

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#268 in Europe
#669 in the World
Founded
1992

76. London Metropolitan University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#272 in Europe
#678 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Founded
1848

77. Canterbury Christ Church University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#274 in Europe
#685 in the World
Founded
2005

78. Bournemouth University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#277 in Europe
#692 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

79. Aston University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#279 in Europe
#699 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1895

80. University of Central Lancashire

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#284 in Europe
#710 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1992

81. St George's, University of London

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#289 in Europe
#720 in the World
Founded
1733

82. London South Bank University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#296 in Europe
#733 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1892

83. Cranfield University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#297 in Europe
#735 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,825
Founded
1993

84. Heythrop College

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#300 in Europe
#746 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1614

85. University of Brighton

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#301 in Europe
#747 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Founded
1992

86. London Business School

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#303 in Europe
#750 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1964

87. University of Derby

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#304 in Europe
#753 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1992

88. Glasgow Caledonian University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#323 in Europe
#793 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1993

89. University of Greenwich

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#335 in Europe
#826 in the World
Founded
1890

90. Liverpool Hope University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#338 in Europe
#830 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Founded
2005

91. University of Chester

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#339 in Europe
#833 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Founded
2005

92. University of Sunderland

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#344 in Europe
#848 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

93. Teesside University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#345 in Europe
#855 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
19,290
Founded
1992

94. Staffordshire University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#346 in Europe
#856 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1992

95. University of Lincoln

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#351 in Europe
#879 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Founded
1992

96. University of Northampton

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#355 in Europe
#898 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
2005

97. Heriot-Watt University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#362 in Europe
#917 in the World
Founded
1966

98. University of South Wales

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#370 in Europe
#945 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1841

99. Anglia Ruskin University

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#375 in Europe
#955 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1858

100. University of Gloucestershire

For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

#379 in Europe
#968 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Founded
2001

The best cities to study Theology / Divinity / Religious studies in the United Kingdom based on the number of universities and their ranks are Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and London.