Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Careers for theology graduates

A degree in theology and religious studies equips you with a broad set of transferable skills sought by most employers.

You will develop the ability to:

  • discuss issues in a logical and critically constructive manner
  • present ideas clearly
  • analyse texts carefully - often including those in foreign languages
  • understand and interact with people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

Theology careers factsheet

Dr Andrew Fisher, Associate Professor in Philosophy, discusses the benefits of studying an Arts degree and the careers help available.

It's given me an enquiring mind, an ability to question properly.

Paul Kerensa, BA Theology



Successful graduates

See the varied careers our students go on to.

Graduate profiles

Work experience

Opportunities to develop your real-world experience beyond your course. 

Work experience


Careers and employability advice

We offer specialist advice from subject-specific careers experts.

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Nottingham Advantage Award

Get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular modules designed to enhance employability.

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The independent view

We’re consistently one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers in the annual High Fliers report.


University of the Year 2017 Graduate Employment



Further study



Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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