What can I do with a degree from Divinity?
Find out what you can do with a degree in Theology or Religious Studies.
What kind of job can I get after I graduate?
The transferable skills you will develop during your degree will open doors to many different occupations. In an increasingly global economy, the skills of vision, creativity and religious sensitivity developed through the study of Theology and Religious Studies will set you apart from other graduates. Divinity graduates learn to show independence in thought and critical self-awareness about one's own outlook, commitments and prejudices. They can communicate information, ideas, principles and theories and demonstrate key skills such as critical thinking and analytical writing.
Theology and Religious Studies graduates become lawyers, teachers, academics, civil servants, business analysts, politicians, social workers, charity workers, journalists and religious ministers, to name but a few career options.
TRS UK also provide an insight into how a degree in Theology and Religious Studies can help in different professions.
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- On graduating with an honours degree in Theology and Religious Studies, students are likely to be able to:
- Communicate information, ideas, principles and theories to an intended audience and develop an argument through various oral, visual and written means, e.g. essays, presentations and a dissertation.
- Identify, gather and analyse primary data and source material, whether through textual studies or fieldwork.
- Attend to, reproduce accurately, reflect on and interact with the ideas, arguments, convictions and behaviours of others with empathy, integrity and critical reflection.
- Work collaboratively as a team or group member in a way that allows each individual's talents to be utilised effectively.
- Undertake independent or self-directed study or learning (including time management) and reflect on one's strengths and weaknesses as a learner.
- Make discriminating use of a full range of resources and technologies to identify appropriate source material and data, compile bibliographies, inform and support research and enhance presentations.
- Show independence in thought and critical self-awareness about one's own outlook, commitments and prejudices.