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Careers

Religious Studies and Theology is a broad liberal arts degree involving many fields of study. Critical thinking, good presentation and reportage, textual analysis and language skills, research methods of a number of kinds, philosophical and anthropological insight, cultural and religious awareness are among the things students may gain. Our graduates are very employable.

In this School we will encourage you to understand the range of skills - generic skills, subject skills and life skills, which the study of your chosen subject can bring. We involve students in personal development planning, and meetings with the University Careers Service are built into our programme. The School's Personal Tutor system provides another means of accessing careers guidance.

Our graduates follow many career paths. In recent years these have included: social work and the probation service; teaching and lecturing; journalism and broadcasting; graduate training in commerce and starting a small business; the police service; nursing; occupational therapy; work in community development and overseas aid; the armed forces; banking and financial services; the civil service; Christian ministry and pastoral work; librarianship and information services; the legal profession.

The University Careers Service offers help and advice on choosing a career path that is right for you. They also have information on a wide range of other useful topics, such as finding temporary work, drawing up a CV and interview techniques.