The Internet, Online, 24/2/2015
Classics & Ancient History Graduates & Employment
- Studying: 31%
- Employed in graduate job: 28%
- Employed in non-graduate job: 23%
- Unemployed: 11%
- Average graduate salary: £20, 073
- Average non-graduate salary: £15,374 (May 2014)
What are the jobs?
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Advertising account planner
- Chartered accountant
- Civil Service fast streamer
- Editorial assistant
- Further education lecturer
- Higher education lecturer
- Information officer – I worked in academic librarianship
- Museum education officer
- Museum/gallery curator
- Public relations account executive
- Secondary school teacher – a lot of my classmates went teaching
Skills for your CV
Throughout your studies, you will develop the ability to research, collate and analyse materials, including written documentation and statistics. You also learn to critically evaluate and interpret resources in order to formulate impartial and coherent arguments, which you can present competently in both the spoken and written word. The specific content of your course also provides you with a well-developed understanding of different cultures and societies.
The structure of your course, mixing independent study and group tasks, gives you the opportunity to prove that you can work autonomously and manage your own workload but also can engage in team work. Like most students, you are used to working to strict deadlines and under pressure.
Classics graduates often choose to study Masters or PhDs in subjects related to their degree, or opt for more vocational courses such as museum studies.