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Where can I go with a degree in Philosophy and Theology?

Post by 99yorkpj » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:38 pm

Just a matter of interest...does anyone have any idea where I can go with a degree in Philosphy and Theology? (Other than teaching...). I haven't really thought of anything that is directly linked, and have not much idea where I want to go with life after CH, and Uni (when I get there). Any bright sparks out there got any ideas? Thanks..! :idea: :?:
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:40 pm

My fiancee graduated with a first in Theology from Exeter and she is now a youth worker - a lot of people with Theology become youth workers or social workers... if you want anymore info, drop me a PM...
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Post by 99yorkpj » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:41 pm

Thankyou that's really helpful... I'll have a think about it... :)
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Post by Hannoir » Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:58 am

Most companies will take you and train you, regardless of your degree.

So, well, most things really.
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Post by 99yorkpj » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:55 am

Excellent...I like having lots of choice... especially as I am completely unsure of what fields of life to look into...! Thanks for the info..
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:11 am

Hannoir wrote:Most companies will take you and train you, regardless of your degree.

So, well, most things really.
Hannah is right...

I guess you could become a vicar with Theology too ;) - and many of the future Mrs Plum's contemporaries have become teachers...
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Post by 99yorkpj » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:41 pm

Lol, I'm not really very keen on the vicar idea as i would be following two generations then... both my Dad and his Dad, and my Mum's Grandparents were missionaries... I kinda wanna break the trend... I know exactly what vicarage life is like and it doesnt really appeal to me....thanks for the suggestion though.....! I've never really looked into teaching... partly because I vowed I would never go there..! Oh well, looks like some promises may end up broken.....
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Post by ben ashton » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:49 pm

I'd agree that the degree subject isn't going to be that relevant.
Main things that employers will look for are society involvement and relevant work experience [do these in your first year even if you don't carry on, as first year grades have limited or no impact on final degree classification].
I study Human Resource Management and Marketing, based on the idea that two specific fields will give me a choice of two areas to concentrate on being employed in, with the fact that i'l have 'a degree' to fall back on.
As i'm quite possibly going to end up in HR consultancy, I try to keep up to date with current trends in employer requirements, and the current mainstream/specialist news stories are indicating that employers are starting to require an MA rather than just a basic degree...
so my advice would be to do a degree in the subject(s) that you are interested in, and then [if necessary] a further qualification specific to your employment choice.
Also look for courses that incorporate professional recognition, eg. I have the option of taking chartered institute of marketing exams during my final year.
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Post by 99yorkpj » Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:14 pm

thanks for the advice. i will deffinitely bear it all in mind... =)
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Post by englishangel » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:33 am

99yorkpj wrote:thanks for the advice. i will deffinitely bear it all in mind... =)
You had better learn to capitalise and spell before you do your CV too. :lol:
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Post by cj » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:35 pm

A degree is not training for a career, it's more important to spend those 3 or 4 years doing something that you really enjoy rather than worry about where it should take you. Learning for the sake of learning etc. And you never know what you will stumble across in your life at university. Probably something you've never even thought of. I chose the wrong subject at uni, realised and wanted to change, but thought I ought to keep going to save face as I'd been on about doing this particular subject for years and felt I'd be letting people down. Completely ridiculous and I now wish I'd done something about it. Good luck to you!
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Post by 99yorkpj » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:03 pm

englishangel wrote:
99yorkpj wrote:thanks for the advice. i will deffinitely bear it all in mind... =)
You had better learn to capitalise and spell before you do your CV too. :lol:
Thanks! I will bear that in mind.. Hehe... Fortunately we have very nice people who go through all our personal statements etc, so that the Unis receive perfect applications.. :D Amazing..

CJ... that's the exact view that i'm taking at the moment.. I think I will give up thinking career wise until the time gets a little closer. For now I will enjoy being a student.. :wink:
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Post by cj » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:39 am

99yorkpj wrote:CJ... that's the exact view that i'm taking at the moment.. I think I will give up thinking career wise until the time gets a little closer. For now I will enjoy being a student.. :wink:
I have a friend who found their 'niche' in life well into their forties. And the journey that took them there was as important as the final destination. That keeps me going as I still don't know what I want to 'do' with my life (other than carry on breathing!).
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Post by 99yorkpj » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:30 pm

cj wrote:
99yorkpj wrote:CJ... that's the exact view that i'm taking at the moment.. I think I will give up thinking career wise until the time gets a little closer. For now I will enjoy being a student.. :wink:
I have a friend who found their 'niche' in life well into their forties. And the journey that took them there was as important as the final destination. That keeps me going as I still don't know what I want to 'do' with my life (other than carry on breathing!).
I guess satisfaction in life is a real plus these days... Whether we will ever be really happy in a job, or whether we will ever really know what we wanna do next is uncertain I spose... Because by the time we get to 'later in life' it is time to look ahead again! Focusing on the now seems like the best option for happiness...
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Post by ben ashton » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:47 am

remember a masters is usually only a year long, so in four years you could do an enjoyable degree, AND a useful qualification!
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