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As a science, Theology explains phenomena relating to people’s religious thinking and activity as well as world-views, in particular within the sphere of Christianity. Theological research makes use of the methods of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The majority of theologians work as ministers or teachers of religion. In order to work as a minister, a theologian must first be ordained.

In addition to church services, ministers lead parish occasions and brainstorm various events, among other things. They are also employed in other special duties, such as family counselling or missionary work. In addition, more and more theologians work as experts in assignments requiring knowledge of religions and cultures. Jobs are available in the media, development co-operation as well as domestic and international organisations, for example.

Teachers of religion may either only teach religion or also specialise in subjects such as philosophy, history, psychology or mother tongue in addition to religion.

Pharmacy

The field of Pharmacy focuses on research into development, manufacturing, use and effects of pharmaceuticals. Pharmacy combines applied natural sciences both with health sciences and social sciences.

The field of education prepares specialists in pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical care. Pharmaceutical dispensers, who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree, mostly work at pharmacies, but jobs are also available within the pharmaceuticals industry, hospital dispensaries and the pharmaceuticals wholesale business. Their tasks vary from drug development to customer service and management.

The majority of pharmacists, who have completed the Master of Science in Pharmacy degree, also work at pharmacies, where their tasks include business management, work supervision, training and customer service. A pharmacist working at a hospital dispensary is responsible for the hospital’s pharmacological services. A pharmacist may also apply for a pharmacy licence after working at a pharmacy or in pharmacological services.

You can study Pharmacy at the University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland and Åbo Akademi University.