Theology

Theology is about God, religious faith and spirituality.

Studying in this area involves learning about the beliefs, practices and philosophies of one or more religions or religious communities.

This may also include spending time working or studying at a religious organisation or other place of worship.

NZ university majors related to this area

Did you know?

The word "theology" comes from the Greek word "theologia" which means "discourse on god" ("theos" means "god" and " logos" means "discourse").

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Theologian
  • Church minister
  • Chaplain
  • Celebrant
  • Church administrator
  • Counsellor
  • Youth worker
  • Social worker
  • Christian education teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

138% of national
median earnings


Employment

59%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
30%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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