What can I do with a degree in .... Religious Studies?
- What do Religious Studies graduates do?
- Occupations of UK Religious Studies gaduates
- Employers of UK Religious Studies graduates
- Jobs where a Religious Studies degree may be useful
- Skills developed studying Religious Studies
- Employment & Further Study of Kent Theology graduates
- Full destinations of all Kent Graduates(1999-present)
- Longer Term Prospects
- Careers and Employability Service Resources
- Religious Studies LINKS - useful websites
Here is some careers information relating to what Religious Studies graduates can do after they graduate. The AGCAS Options Series "Your Degree in Religious Studies/Theology... What Next?" available from the Careers and Employability Service (CES) should be read in conjunction with the information contained here. The statistics that follow come from the University of Kent's First Destination Survey (FDS) and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) both of which indicate student activity six months after graduation.
At the University of Kent, Religious Studies can be studied with a variety of other subjects. The destination statistics below reflect all types of combinations available.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES ALL UK GRADUATES
This is what Religious Studies students do immediately after they graduate.
- Employment 52.9%
- Further study 39.1%
- Not available 3.8%
- Seeking employment 4.2%
Here are the occupational groups in which Religious Studies graduates first gain employment.
- Professional Occupations 37% (including 19.6% in teaching and 15.2% in public service)
- Associate Professional & Technical Occupations 20.3% (including social welfare 6.5%)
- Administration 17.4%
- Sales & Customer Service 9.4%
The cooks are French,
the policemen English,
the mechanics German,
the lovers Italian,
and the bankers are Swiss.
The cooks are English,
the policemen German,
the mechanics French,
the lovers Swiss,
and the bankers are Italian.
- Personal Services 8.7%
- Management and Senior Officials 7.2%
These are the first employers of Religious Studies graduates.
- Retail 10.3%
- Health & Social Work 19%
- Business & Research 9.6%
- Public Administration 7.4%
- Finance 5.9%
- Education 27.2%
- Other Community & Social 16.2%
Here are some examples of jobs where a Religious Studies degree may be useful. You can research more information about these occupations by looking in the Occupational files of the careers library at the CAS or by visiting the Prospect website www.prospects.ac.uk
- Advice Worker
- Housing Adviser
- Minister of Religion
- Social Worker
- Youth & Community Worker
Here are some examples of the transferable skills developed as a result of studying Religious Studies. They are not limited to your academic study and can be applied to other contexts. Employers' job vacancy details often refer to them when they advertise the positions available. They can also be used on the skills sections of your CV to demonstrate the broad range of qualities you have to offer.
- Clear & Logical thinking
- Critical evaluation
- Literacy & Expression
- Problem solving
- Working to deadlines
There follows a summary of the employment and further study which Kent Religious Studies undergraduates (including combined courses) obtained between 2003 and 2006.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2009
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2008
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2007
Here are some examples of what Kent Theology graduates are doing many years after graduation.
- Clergyman - Church of England
- PR Officer - Movement for Christian Democracy
- Prefect of Students - Redemptorist Order
- Religious Program Associate - Canterbury Cathedral Trust in America
Here are some examples of CAS facilities available to Kent Religious Studies students. There are many more, so why not visit us and see what else we have. We are located next to Keynes College and are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
- Alumni Careers Network
- Carousel - interactive computer program
- Employer Files
- Occupational Files
- Occupational Profiles
- Prospects Postgraduate Directory
- Prospects Planner - generates job ideas
- Options with Religious Studies/Theology
- Arts & Humanities Research Council www.ahrc.ac.uk
- Arts & Humanities Data Service www.ahds.ac.uk
- Online Directory of postgraduate courses in the UK www.prospects.ac.uk/links/Pgdbase
- Royal Society of Arts www.rsa.org.uk
- World Council of Churches www.wcc-coe.org
"Nietzsche is dead!" - God
Mosquito - designed by God to make flies seem better.
Two rights don't make a wrong, they make an aeroplane!
Two wrongs don't make a right - but three lefts do!
Religions are just different paths up the same mountain.
Zen is nothing.
Last fully updated 2012