The Religious Studies Department at the OU is committed to the non-confessional study of religion, developing objective analysis through the application of critical, historical and sociological methods. Our 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) result placed us high among religious studies departments nationally and recognised the international significance of much of our research. Our expertise in a wide range of research methods and approaches to many religions provides an invaluable context for postgraduate research about contemporary religion in historical perspective and vice versa. Our leadership in important scholarly associations, conferences and publications places us at the forefront of the discipline internationally and greatly benefits our research students.
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