Is a degree in Theology/Religious Studies considered academic?
And how is it like in terms of careers? I'm not certain what career I want to go in to. I would like to possibly go into Law and study for the Bar or even apply for Fast Track Civil Service. Is a degree in Theology suitable?
I am going to be applying on my gap year. I'm going to be applying to Cambridge. I have been looking at other universities too. Can anyone recommend any other universities with good programmes?
(Original post by kka25)
Why Theology in the first place? How about the normal LLB?
My suggestion to you is to visit the Uni(s) first, and then make a decision.
I'm interested in theology. Especially comparative religion and the possibility of learning a scriptural language. But I wouldn't like to go into a career related solely based on religion like entering the ministry or anything like that. I don't think a LLB suits me because I don't think I would like to study law academically. I think the skills needed to practice law like oral and written debate better suit me.
I will be visiting all the universities but I would appreciate it if somebody could recommend me some universities with good courses for me to possibly have a look at.
I've no direct experience - but I think it is considered an "academic" course. However having spoken to someone who applied for Theology (including to Cambridge) - the other students were very much based on entering the ministry as you put it. As with any degree the higher the university you aim for, I'd imagine the better the prospects - as well as obviously the higher the grade you got for the degree...