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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 2018, Five Reasons to study an American Studies degree

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 invovled in practical classroom experience in a school

 

Provide language skills and cultural expertise to businesses through student placements

 
 

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

 

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

 

What can you do with your degree?

American and Canadian Studies

Culture, Film and Media*

History of Art*

Modern Languages

*The Departments of and Culture, Film and Media and History of Art are coming together in August 2018. This creates a richer curriculum, offering wider opportunities to study global visual cultures.

Enhance your employability skills

Paid work experience

Postgraduate study

Volunteering

 

Careers and Employability service

The Faculty of Arts team have expertise in supporting arts students and graduates,  and will assist greatly in the 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

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