MA Religions and Theology / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

There were many opportunities to develop both my academic and interpersonal skills at Manchester. I also sought out voluntary roles in galleries and museums.

The opportunities the MA afforded were key to me gaining the right skills to swiftly secure a job within the arts.

Rebecca Bailey / Exhibitions Assistant, Constantine Ltd

We aim to give our students research skills, whether for academic work or for another career, as many professions today require investigative skills. Some in the media spend time researching angles of events that relate to religions, while others in the health service investigate the experiences of various cultural groups in accessing services.

Many in museums, libraries and other archives require the textual and historical research skills that our courses teach. Postgraduate study in Religions and Theology gives you a high-level qualification for a wide range of investigative tasks.

For some, our postgraduate course acts as a gateway for a career as a leading academic via a postgraduate research degree, or as a professional in a field such as the media, public service or the voluntary sector.

For others who are already professionals in school RE teaching, religious ministry or other areas, our course brings a new level of expertise and confidence to your work.

In applying for a job in any field, a Manchester postgraduate degree will mark you out as someone with high-level skills and a track-record of successful engagement with serious and complex issues.

Read a profile of one of our graduates, Rebecca Bailey , to find out how she used her time on the MA to gain experience for an arts career.

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service  that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .