This course offers you an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between theology, philosophy, and ethics. These disciplines have had a long history of interaction, productive engagement, and cross-fertilization, but also periods of mutual suspicion and critique. You will be provided with a rigorous grounding in the main areas of theological thinking and their significance for philosophical and ethical debates. A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on Continental Philosophy and Religious Philosophy, especially as they impact on Theology. You will study the thought of key theologians and philosophers and how they have shaped modern thinking about the role of religion in the world, and the ethical challenges faced by contemporary society. You will also acquire the skills to analyse key issues in theological and philosophical debate, identify the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of theological and philosophical theories, and construct your own arguments on a range of issues in theology, philosophy, and ethics. You will study in a recognised international centre of excellence, which holds a perfect score for the assessment of its teaching quality. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 75% of our research activity was graded either 4* (`world leading') or 3* (`internationally excellent'). For our research environment 100% of our activities were graded at 4*/3*. The impact of our research was also judged to be strong with 100% of our activity in this category graded either 4* (`outstanding') or 3* (`very considerable') in `reach and significance'. This means that the social significance of our work is internationally excellent and our research activity is carried on in an internationally excellent environment. Nearly two-thirds of our graded research work was also ranked as internationally excellent.