How does a degree in the Study of Religions help with my career?
A degree in Study of Religions from SOAS enables students to follow many different careers. Study of Religions graduates leave SOAS with an important knowledge and understanding of peoples’ different culture, history and beliefs concerning fundamental issues. Graduates are also equipped with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and public sectors. These include; the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources ,often both in the original or other relevant languages; analytical skills to assess critically the materials relevant to a specific issue; written and oral communication skills to present, discuss and debate opinions and conclusions; and problem solving skills.
Former Department of Religion students have gone on to employment in a range of professional roles in business and public sectors, as well as continuing in the field of research either at SOAS or other institutions.
Destinations of recent graduates from this department (including combined degrees) immediately after graduation are listed below.
Example employers include:
- Indian Government
- Kensington and Chelsea Tutors Ltd.
- Luton Borough Council
- Notting Hill Souvenirs
- Penguin Books UK
- SOAS, University of London
- The ASHA Centre
- The Inter Faith Network for the UK
- The National Museum of Tajikistan
- University of Malawi
- University of Reading Careers Centre
- Wallpaper* magazine Thai edition
- Xavier School
Example job titles include:
- Assistant Account Executive
- Director of NGO
- Events Assistant
- Head of Collection Registration and Cataloging Department
- Editorial Intern
- Primary School Teaching Assistant
- Research Assistant
- Research Associate
- Sales Manager
- Staff Associate
Graduate Destination Surveys from 2014 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, volunteering or work and study.
Further information about DLHE is available on the Careers Service website.
What do Graduates do?
- LinkedIn Alumni
- Options with your religious studies degree
- Prospects: What do graduates do
- What London graduates do
Job Profiles and Careers Information
- Occupational profiles for 600 career areas on Prospects
- Postgraduate study information and database on Prospects
- For more information about careers, visit Careers Tagged
- The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education
- World Council of Churches
- The Subject Centre for Philosophical & Religious Studies