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Undergraduate Employability and Careers

We are proud of our graduates who go into a wide range of careers. Have a look at the list below, and at the link to the video below, where some of our former students talk about their journey from studying one of our degree programmes, to the careers they now enjoy. You may find it explodes some stereotypes about where a degree in Theology and Religion can lead you!

Our degree programmes prepare you to be creative, analytical, empathic, and communicative. These are characteristics that are highly desirable for employers. In some cases, employers also want to employ graduates with a deep understanding of what makes different people and groups tick. Here subject-specific knowledge about belief, faith, and worldviews is highly valued.


University student
For me, Theology ticks both key boxes of being a really enjoyable, interesting degree, but also giving you the life skills and the career skills to go out there and get a great job.

Jordayne Tooke
DU Theology and Religion graduate, Global Commodity Lead

Recent graduates doing our BA programmes went into the following fields:

  • Law, the city, accountancy, management, industry (Account Executive, Corporate Finance Analyst, Global Commodity Lead, Head of Marketing and Communications, Lawyer, Barrister, Marketing Professional)
  • Politics, human resources (Parliamentary Briefing Officer)
  • Journalism, TV, other media (Television Executive, Exhibition Manager, Journalist)
  • Charities and NGOs
  • Teaching, social work (Teacher, Youth Justice Worker, College Principal)
  • Government and public service (Civil Servant, Army Officer, Police Officer)
  • Further study (MA in Philosophy, Theology, International Relations, Business Management)


University student
No other discipline can really broaden your knowledge of so many other disciplines along with it.

Ray Baquiran
DU Theology and Religion graduate
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Theology and Religion - from studying to your future

See what some recent Durham Theology and Religion graduates have ended up doing for a career.

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