BA Philosophy and Religion / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

You will develop versatile and transferable skills, including presentation, critical thinking and analysis, team working and cultural sensitivity.

Some course units will enable you to develop more specific skills, such as translation, source handling, exegesis, data collection and geo-historical awareness.

The University of Manchester is the most targeted university in the UK for top graduate employers (High Fliers Research, 2020).

Degrees in Religions, Theology and Ethics provide some of the best skills to prepare for roles in fields such as:

  • teaching and education;
  • cultural heritage;
  • counselling;
  • roles in the creative industries;
  • law;
  • research consultancies and think-tanks;
  • finance;
  • publishing;
  • faith-based organisations;
  • youth work;
  • charity work;
  • media;
  • the public sector.

Employers include 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 courses.