The course in Jewish and Islamic Civilisations is an arts degree and graduates have skills that are highly valued by potential employers and they pursue the same kinds of careers as other arts graduates. Trinity College's Careers Advisory Service recently surveyed employers about what they looked for in arts graduates and top of the list came: enthusiasm for the position, personal qualities and transferable skills such as good oral communication, written communication, team work and problem solving. Students of Jewish and Islamic civilisations have ample opportunity to develop all of these skills within a department that is relatively small and very student centred. A knowledge of the cultures, values and histories of different societies in the global community is an advantage for many types of careers.
Our graduates have followed careers in areas such as law, NGOs, journalism and media, and teaching. They also have been very successful in gaining places in MA and PhD programmes.