Biblical Studies - Introduction
Graduates from this department often enter employment with some direct relationship to their interest in religion; examples include Pastoral Assistant, Church Youth Worker or Children’s Co-ordinator. Others enter a very wide range of occupations utilising their interpersonal, analytical and communication skills in areas such as lecturing/teaching, social work, youth work, advice work, mentoring, charity work including fundraising, human resource management, banking, procurement, administration, law, journalism, and publishing.
Many go on to further study, in some cases related to their interest in Biblical studies and religion, but in others, as preparation for other career choices such as teaching or social work etc.
What graduates do - short term and longer term career paths
Understanding what recent graduates from your subject have gone on to do can be a valuable source of information to help in career planning, but bear in mind that what you choose to do will be a personal decision based on many other factors such as: what you are good at, what you enjoy and what you want from work.
This data was collected six months after graduation, so although useful, it doesn't provide a reliable indicator of longer term career paths. Some graduates are still in transition and may be in short term jobs, mainly in administrative, retail and customer service roles, developing further skills and experience while at the same time job hunting, travelling or taking time out.
Read about the longer term career paths of University of Sheffield Biblical Studies graduates.
The national Prospects website provides an overview of the graduate jobs market.
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