BA Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

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

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 has an excellent reputation for employability, and we are one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research).

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;
  • the creative industries;
  • law;
  • research consultancies and think-tanks;
  • finance;
  • publishing;
  • faith-based organisations;
  • youth work;
  • charity work;
  • media;
  • the public sector.

Our graduates have gone on to work for employers including the BBC, the Civil Service, Xaverian College, PwC, SPCK, the Church of England, Christian Aid and the Liberal Jewish Synagogue.

A substantial number of students opt for postgraduate study in Religion and Theology or on PGCE courses.

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 .

Find out more on the Careers and employability page.