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Having consistently ranked high in both RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) and REF (Research Excellence Framework), the Institute of Theology at St Mary’s boasts a world-class line-up of distinguished scholars in the areas of systematic theology, ethics, spirituality, biblical studies, canon law, pastoral theology and philosophical theology.

Our research is focussed in the specific Research Centres, which reflect the expertise and range of interest of our staff: As well as our distinguished academics we host regular research seminars, colloquia and conferences for research students at which they will meet the leading practitioners in their field. We also encourage students to present their own research at these meetings.

With national and international links to both the Roman Catholic Church, other Christian denominations, other world religions and leading opinion-makers in the areas of politics, diplomacy and the media our students will find an open and inviting community for them to pursue their research interests beyond their formal study at St Mary’s.

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Art of Dying Well Launches New Guide to Deathbed Etiquette

The Aquinas Centre for Theological Literacy have announced a new series of seminars about RE and Catholic education.

Download the guide to deathbed etiquette