Popular career areas for Divinity students:
A degree from Scotland's first university is an excellent start to any future career. St Andrews has a reputation for excellence and the ability to attract the brightest students world-wide. With this as a starting point you are well on the way to impressing future employers.
With its range of academic disciplines and variety of educational approaches, a degree in Divinity provides the context not only for significant intellectual and personal development, but also for the acquisition of a wide range of transferable skills (see Employability Profile). Divinity graduates develop an understanding of perspectives of the world’s major religions, and employers are interested in the way in which they can debate and contextualise different standpoints, with empathy and the ability to do so without offending others.
These are useful for careers in teaching, law, management, ministry, social, youth, community and advice work, development, administration, publishing, broadcasting, and local and central government.
Review your degree skills
The profile below identifies the skills that can be developed through the study of your discipline based on subject benchmark statements developed by UK higher education academic communities:
|Recent Divinity graduates|
|Genius Foods - Category Development Manager||Accenture - Capital Markets Analyst||Lloyds Banking Group - Graduate Trainee Banker|
|KPMG - Resourcing Advisor||EDN Staff - Special Need Support Worker||Baptist Union of Austria - Pastoral Assistant|
|Graduates who are established in their profession|
Hays Project Solutions - Operations Director
Ecofitter LLP. Advice Architecture Renewables - Managing Partner
Genius Foods - Supply Chain Graduate Placement
Acting for Change - Owner and Director
Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, Maryland - Pastor/Head of Staff
Ralph Lauren - Product Specialist
Hannah graduated in 2015.
She is a Religious Education teacher with Teach First.
Visit the Graduate Destinations page to see what graduates and postgraduates from your School are doing now.
Many jobs and internships are not advertised. One of the best ways to find out about these ‘hidden opportunities’ is by networking. Networking can also help secure a job that is publicised or is part of a training scheme. Your contacts can open doors, set up meetings, help prepare you for interviews, and provide you with an inside look at a company or industry.
How to contact alumni
There are two main ways to contact alumni on-line:
In 2014, 53.8% of Divinity graduates went on to do further study.
Advisers are able and willing to discuss postgraduate applications - vocational and academic.
Work experience is becoming ‘essential’ in the UK when it comes to securing graduate level employment.
During the 2015-16 academic year, more than 90% of the UK’s leading graduate employers offered paid work experience programmes for students and recent graduates. Altogether, 55% of St Andrews finalists had completed some element of work experience with a graduate employer whilst at university – much higher than the survey average. More than two-fifths had a part-time job during term-time and three-fifths had some form of casual vacation work. Source: High Fliers –The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2016.