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If you choose to study a TRS degree with us, you can expect to develop a range of skills highly valued by employers.

Employment statistics

According to Unistats 2020, 90% of Single Honours Theology and Religious Studies students are working or studying within 15 months of finishing their course.


The Graduate Outcomes survey for 2017/18 reports that 94% of those who graduated from a Theology and Religious Studies degree at the University of Chester are in work or further study 15 months after graduation.

Full-time and part-time employment 47.3%

Full-time and part-time further study 31.6%

Employment and further study 10.5%

About to start work 5.3%

Unemployed 5.3%

What can I do with a TRS degree?

With a TRS degree you can pursue any career, but our students have undertaken careers in law, charity work, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations, health care, media, counselling, teaching and education, the civil service and government, social work and children’s/family/youth work, publishing, religious organisations including ordained ministry, customer service, financial business, and a range of other forms of industry.

If you choose to study a TRS degree with us, you can expect to develop a range of skills highly valued by employers.

  • Develop skills in empathy and cultural/religious sensitivity
  • Become skilled at listening, debating, negotiating and dialogue
  • Develop confidence in presenting your ideas on paper and in person
  • Become practised at reading and analysing texts
  • Learn how to construct incisive arguments and develop skills in critical thinking
  • Cultivate proficiency in time management and independent thinking
  • Show that you can work to deadlines and problem solve

Take a look at what our students go on to do!

If you’re interested in what other students in TRS have gone on to do, have a look at these TRS-UK videos.

Thinking about becoming an RE teacher?

At Chester, we offer our own unique RE module designed for those considering a career in teaching RE. This module allows you to spend time in an RE department, learning about the day to day reality of teaching the subject. You will engage with the history of the subject, examine the relationships between religion, education and society, explore religious education in faith schools and debate the future of RE. Read what inspired Hannah Lester (third year Religious Studies student) to apply to teach RE.

Famous people with TRS related degrees

  • Martin Luther King Jr - Civil Rights Leader. Theology, Boston University.
  • Katy Brand - Writer, comedian. Theology, University of Oxford.
  • Christy Turlington - Model and businesswoman. Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy, New York University.
  • Justin Vernon - Musician (Bon Iver). Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
  • JB Gill - Musician (JLS). Theology, Kings College London.