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    History and religious studies have both been my favourite subjects since year nine and I'm now in year 12, but I can't decide between them!
    I love religious studies especially buddhism and ethics, but I worry about the job prospects afterwards, I want to do a job I enjoy and not a generic sort of job in communications or something - I want my degree to be worthwhile. But I really love buddhism a lot and feel I'd be missing something if I didn't study it further.

    At the same time, I also really love history, especially political, and it has much better job prospects in the sense that I could take a law conversion course, or maybe even get an international relations masters degree and go into UN work or something. But I don't know if a serious job like that would bore me, for example law going through papers and documents etc.

    I would love to hear from history/religious studies students or graduates? Or anyone with any advice thank you
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    My son is studying an Integrated Masters in Religious Studies at Uni.

    As well as the obvious religions he is studying early christian history as a module, and a religious psychology module and religion in film.

    Next year he is doing a module in Islam and Sikhism as well as looking at Satan and women in religion. He is really glad he chose a specific religious studies course as opposed to a theology course which is more about who is God? Creation etc.

    The police value religious Studies students highly as they can liaise with different cultures in the community, as well as community workers, youth workers, and specialist government advisors on particular religions alongside teachers, lecturers and teaching abroad etc.

    It’s a very versatile degree and while a lot of people always say “What can he possibly do with that degree? Become a priest!?” I point out there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.

    He opted to do the Integrated masters 4 year degree so he leaves with a master’s qualification. He actually turned down quite a few of the top ranking universities as he wanted a course he was really interested in, on a small campus and he is very happy he did as he is doing very well there.

    Hope this is of help to you and best of luck whatever you choose to do!
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    (Original post by Bernadette04)
    My son is studying an Integrated Masters in Religious Studies at Uni.

    As well as the obvious religions he is studying early christian history as a module, and a religious psychology module and religion in film.

    Next year he is doing a module in Islam and Sikhism as well as looking at Satan and women in religion. He is really glad he chose a specific religious studies course as opposed to a theology course which is more about who is God? Creation etc.

    The police value religious Studies students highly as they can liaise with different cultures in the community, as well as community workers, youth workers, and specialist government advisors on particular religions alongside teachers, lecturers and teaching abroad etc.

    It’s a very versatile degree and while a lot of people always say “What can he possibly do with that degree? Become a priest!?” I point out there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.

    He opted to do the Integrated masters 4 year degree so he leaves with a master’s qualification. He actually turned down quite a few of the top ranking universities as he wanted a course he was really interested in, on a small campus and he is very happy he did as he is doing very well there.

    Hope this is of help to you and best of luck whatever you choose to do!
    That sounds really interesting and like something I would really enjoy, I'm glad he is happy with his choice! Thank you for the info&advice !
 
 
 
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