Theology graduate destinations

Theology graduates enter a wide range of jobs in many sectors of employment utilising the specialist knowledge and transferable skills developed by their studies.

Data obtained from

  • Single and joint honours Theology (BA) courses
  • Religion and Theology (BA)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 11 UK graduates from 2019/20; this is a response rate of 45.8%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 54.5%
Self-employment/freelancing 0%
Running my own business 0%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 0%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 0%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 36.4%
Taking time out to travel 0%
Caring for someone 9.1%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 0%
Doing something else 0%

Sector information

Many careers do not require a specific degree and around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline. Bristol graduates of Theology acquire a range of skills during their time at the University which are of interest to employers. Teaching, law, finance, social work, marketing, journalism, local and national government are examples of the employment sectors in which previous graduates now work.

Employment sectorNumber of graduates

Artistic creation

Trusts, funds and other financial vejoc;es 1
General public administration activities 1
Other sectors (4 sectors) 4

Examples of employers

  • Cabinet Office
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Victim Support

Further study

Qualification typePercentage of graduates

Higher degree, mainly by research (e.g. PhD, DPhil, MPhil, MRes)


Higher degree, mainly by taught course (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA)


Postgraduate diploma or certificate (including PGCE/PGDE)


Professional qualification


Undergraduate degree (including integrated master’s degrees) (e.g. BA, BSc, MBChB, MEng)

Other undergraduate diploma or certificate not specified above 0%
Other qualification 0%
Not aiming for a formal qualification 20%

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