Studying Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham will provide you with skills highly sought after by employers within the graduate job market:
• Understanding complex information
• Writing clearly and effectively
• Building a case to critically assess a particular point of view, strategy or course of action
• Respecting the views of others even if they disagree with you
• Generally thinking for yourself
Our graduates from the Department of Theology and Religion have excellent employment prospects with 95% of graduates entering work and/or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017).
Theology graduates go on to pursue highly successful careers in professions, such as:
- Management consultancy
- Local government
- Charity administration
- Social policy
Therefore studying one of our Theology and Religion degrees from the University of Birmingham opens the door to a wide range of careers. Some graduates choose to progress to further study, not just in theology and religion but in politics, international development, sociology and many others.
Developing your career
The University of Birmingham is the 4th most targeted university by the country’s top graduate employers according to The Graduate Market 2022 report. Our Careers Network are here to offer you tailored, expert advice on your career plans and support you with finding and applying for jobs, internships and further study. There are hundreds of events to help you meet potential employers and learn more about the breadth of opportunities and career sectors available to you.
Support will be offered to you covering the whole job application process, including CVs, LinkedIn, application forms, interviews and assessment centres. You can also email our experienced Careers Advisers and College Teams to review your applications or answer any careers related question, alongside our on campus and online 1:1 appointments.
We have a number of exclusive Internship Programmes such as our Cultural Internships, which will give you paid, professional experience to set you apart in the graduate market. We also offer work experience bursaries, which allow you to apply for funding to support you during any unpaid internships.
First years can take part in the The Birmingham Project, with themes including celebrating arts and culture and shaping a global society. There’s also a successful Mentoring Programme, where you can gain access to experienced Mentors who can empower, inspire and inform you about their experiences. As a University of Birmingham student you will also be given access to LinkedIn Learning giving free access to real world training courses to kick start your careers.
If you want to earn money WorkLink advertises convenient part-time job opportunities on campus to fit round your studies.
To enhance your career prospects even further, you may want to engage in extra-curricular activities to broaden your skills and your network of contacts. Our employer-endorsed, award-winning Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities, and provides an accredited employability programme.
There are more than 500 student groups and volunteering opportunities offered by the Guild of Students (our Students’ Union) so you’re bound to find activities that you want to be involved in whilst meeting friends who share your interests.