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Skills you develop during this degree that employers value

Theology is a multi-disciplinary subject with options to study languages, world religions, theology in relation to science, literature, politics, psychology and morality. The skills you acquire while studying all this combined with those that you gain in common with other arts and humanities graduates are valued by Employers.

Employers tell us that they are looking for candidates that can show that they have the following skills, all of which a TRS graduate will have:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Self-motivation and desire to achieve
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Rapid identification of key issues
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Time management producing work to deadlines
  • Research and investigative ability

Through studying Theology and Religious Studies you can:

  • Absorb and retain complex information and identify key issues
  • Sift, select relevant information and think logically
  • Express ideas clearly through essay writing and discussion
  • Tackle new languages from scratch
  • Use imagination and creativity
  • Develop a critical approach to contemporary issues
  • Develop a disciplined approach to problem solving
  • Develop investigative, analytical and critical evaluation skills
  • Understand and take a sensitive approach to different cultures and beliefs
  • Show a real curiosity in people and world cultures

You may also have acquired other skills through extra-curricular activities or vacation experiences:

  • Persuading and negotiating (through a committee or team position)
  • Fundraising and handling finances generally
  • Co-operation and initiative (setting up societies or developing one)
  • Organisation: social events, sporting activities etc
  • Creativity: directing plays, musical involvement
  • IT competence: web design, graphics etc