Our students gain a variety of skills from working across disciplines and studying abroad. American and Canadian studies graduates adapt easily to such professions as management, business, public services, teaching, law, media, postgraduate work and academia. The modules on contemporary culture are very useful to those students who enter media-related work, such as advertising, journalism, radio and television. A number of our graduates go to North America for careers or further study.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2013-2016, High Fliers Research).
94% of undergraduates from the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,000 with the highest being £60,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for work 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.