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What do Cambridge graduates do?

The top three sectors that Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion Cambridge graduates joined were teaching (circa 20% of those who responded), followed by wellfare professionals (20%) and then business and public service (15%). Of course many continue on to further study (circa 38% of the most recent survey) and this may be something that you want to consider.

Will employers want my degree?

The majority of employers that recruit Cambridge graduates do not require a certain degree. They are usually more interested in what you can do rather than what you have studied. Want to know what role would suit you? Think about the transferrable skills from your degree - research, communication, initiative, time management, working to deadlines, using a critical approach, problem solving and more. Try looking for ideas for help with identifying your personal strengths and preferences. Then search Handshake for internships, jobs or graduate schemes you are interested in. Note the selection criteria that usually focus on "competencies” rather than having studied a certain subject and see which ones are a good fit.

Using my degree

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion graduates who want to use their degree often think about careers sectors that value an open minded and tolerant understanding of people in different cultures and religions e.g. politics/think tanks, international aid/development and teaching. The ability to communicate articulately about religion and world cultures without giving offence is useful in any role involving the general public. Particularly those which often engage them in stressful circumstances e.g. defence and security services or social services. Be aware that there are a variety of roles in these sectors. For example within international development there are roles in fundraising, marketing, strategy and planning as well as roles in the field. So if you are interested in a certain sector think about what you are good at and which roles might be a good fit for you. Network with alumni who studied Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion. You can see what they do, their career to date and contact them for further information.