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Religions and Theology

Careers and employability

Graduates with knowledge and understanding of different cultural and religious beliefs are highly valued by many employers.

Transferable skills

Did you know?

94% of University of Manchester graduates are working or studying after six months.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey - 2016

The skills developed through your study will equip you with the ability to engage with a contemporary, multicultural society and a range of career destinations.

You’ll develop many transferable skills, including: 

  • the ability to research, analyse and synthesise different sources of information,
  • team-work and communication skills honed in tutorials and group projects,
  • the ability to exhibit empathy and imaginative insight,
  • the demonstration of methodical and accurate working,
  • the ability to show initiative and independence of mind.

Career paths

Our graduates have pursued successful roles in teaching, media, banking, publishing, legal services, civil service, religious organisations, and non-governmental organisations.

Sample career destinations include teaching and education; finance; publishing; youth work and charity work in organisations such as the BBC; the Civil Service; Xaverian College; PricewaterhouseCoopers; SPCK; the Church of England; Christian Aid and the Liberal Jewish Synagogue.

A substantial number of students continue to postgraduate study including further study in Religion and Theology and PGCE.

The breadth and depth of courses I studied here as an undergraduate, and the opportunity to interact with experts in the field, undoubtedly fuelled my desire to undertake doctoral studies in Jewish-Christian relations alongside working for an international interfaith organisation.

Francesca Frazer / Alumna, PhD student and Project Coordinator for the International Council of Christians and Jews