Religious Studies students are highly employable. More than 82% go on to employment or further study, and 29% go onto professional jobs – more than any other Humanities and Social Science subject except architecture and languages.
In particular, Religious Studies graduates work in the NHS; the civil service; youth and social work, advertising, investment and banking, law, politics, business, the creative industries, the charity sector and NGOs, publishing and journalism, and education.
The fact is, the skills developed in studying religions are increasingly in demand in a complex, connected, global world. They help us to understand ourselves, our society, and the world.
The services sector makes up 80% of the UK economy, and this is only expected to grow in the future. The more that algorithms take over the workplace, the more such skills will be at a premium.
Religious Studies graduates are vital to solving the challenges of the future, the human consequences of the digital age.