School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Careers and employability

Studying with us means you will develop a wide range of transferable skills, opening up a huge variety of career possibilities.

Skills you can develop

  • flexible and interdisciplinary career profile
  • adaptability, independence and initiative
  • critical analysis, communication, research and media literacy skills
  • cross-cultural awareness, maturity and resilience from time spent abroad 
  • ability to build relationships and understand other cultures
  • essential language skills that UK businesses need post-Brexit

As the UK embarks on a new era of co-operation with Europe, and with the rest of the world, the extent to which the country can realise the vision of a truly global UK in the long term will depend on our ability to succeed in a competitive international environment, and to understand and connect with people across the world.


Languages for the future, British Council

 With an arsenal of transferable skills under your belt, you'll be able to take your pick from a range of exciting careers.

The Complete University Guide - American Studies, why and how to study

The creative industries are now the fastest growing sector in the UK contributing more than £80 billion each year. Globally, they generate 3% of GDP and employ 1% of the population. 

British Council Arts Strategy, 2016

In demand

We’re consistently one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers in the annual High Fliers report.

Starting salaries

94.2% of our graduates who enter into full-time employment directly after graduation can expect an average starting salary ranging from £21,336 to £31,000*.

*Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career destinations

Find out about the careers our graduates go in to.

Graduate destinations



How can we help you?


Develop skills and gain valuable experience


Get experience with leading industry organisations


Get involved in practical classroom experience in a school


Take modules focused on career skills, mentoring, cultural awareness, entrepreneurship and volunteering


Use your subject-specific knowledge to run teaching and learning events on campus and in local primary and secondary schools





Careers and Employability Service

The dedicated Faculty of Arts team have expertise in supporting arts students and graduates,  and will help you transition to the next stage of your career.

Services on offer include:

  • Careers advice
  • CV reviews
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Graduate job fairs
  • Latest vacancies listings

Careers and Employability Service

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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