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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 2018, 100% of students studying single honours Theology and Religious Studies degrees at Chester are working or studying within six months of finishing their course

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey for 2016-17 reports that 96.4% of our Single Honours students are working or engaged in further study.

Working 50.0%
Not Seeking 0%
Unemployed 3.6%
Study 33.3%
Working and Study 17.9%
 

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

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.