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Theology and religious studies : Your skills

Theology and religious studies: Your skills

Studying for a degree in theology and religious studies allows you to explore the beliefs, practices, values and doctrines of people around the world. You gain an understanding of cultural and religious diversity through analysing culture, texts, arts and practices of a range of societies. If you took language modules, you may also be able to read texts in a different language.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, you gain a wide range of transferable skills highly sought after by employers. These include:

  • research and analysis skills;
  • the ability to interpret and synthesise different types of information;
  • the ability to understand the meaning of complex written documents;
  • organisational and time management skills;
  • presentation skills;
  • the ability to formulate questions and solve problems;
  • teamworking and communication skills gained through tutorials and group work;
  • writing skills, including accurate referencing and the ability to construct a reasoned argument;
  • IT skills, including word processing, accessing information from electronic sources and using the web;
  • empathy and the ability to understand people and take on board others' views;
  • the ability to work methodically and accurately;
  • independence of mind and the ability to think for yourself.
Written by AGCAS editors
September 2011

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