What can I do with a Theology degree?

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When you are deciding about what to study at Newman make sure you consider what subject area interests you, what style of degree will suit you and your long-term career aspirations.

Today, we are looking at the types of careers that a degree in Theology opens up for you. Theology and Philosophy graduates go on to a wide range of careers, including teaching, the police service, the NHS, administration in the public and private sectors, human resources, and retail or hotel management. Others take professional post-graduate courses to qualify as, for example, lawyers, accountants, youth workers, social workers or librarians. Depending upon the exact content of your degree, you can also look at jobs such as:

    Some of the above may require additional training.

    Also as part of this degree you will gain many transferrable skills that many graduate employers will value, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above. The skills of critical thinking, evaluation, communication, and cultural and religious understanding gained during the course are valued by many different kinds of employers.  Useful websites to explore your ideas are Prospects and Target Jobs.

    What did Theology graduates go on to do six months after graduation?

    Almost a sixth of theology and religious studies graduates in employment in the UK are working as clergy. Many go on to further study, with 16% continuing to study theology and religious studies, while a further 14% are training to become secondary teachers.

    For a detailed breakdown of what theology graduates are doing six months after graduation, see What Do Graduates Do?

    Click here for a full description of Newman’s BA (Hons) degrees in Theology and Philosophy

    including entry requirements.

    To find out more, we would like to welcome you to one of our Open Days where you can ask academics and current students’ questions about the course and what Newman is like as a place of study. Please get in touch if you think we can help you take the next step in your career journey.
    Clare Vincent, Progression Coach


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