Where do graduates find work?

The theology programme at the School does provide theoretical preparation for practical work as a minister. However, to become a minister, confessional studies in corresponding educational institutions (pastoral seminary in the case of the Lutheran Church) are necessary after graduation from the School. Many graduates of the School are employed in the Estonian defence forces as chaplains.

In recent years fewer of our graduates have pursued jobs in churches. Many of the religious education teachers at public schools have graduated from the School of Theology and Religious Studies. In addition, graduates with academic degrees in theology or religious studies have found work in various other fields, becoming diplomats, government officials, business and personnel managers, banking, and IT-specialists, TV reporters, and top level journalists in Estonia.

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