Careers and Employability Centre

Using your degree

Use your degree subject to start your career planning. It's a good place to begin, as you are building a range of skills and knowledge throughout your course. Employers will increasingly look for wider life skills, too. We have highlighted some career areas to think about, based on your subject.

These are just starting points for generating ideas and exploring your options, you are not tied to them!

For full information on degree combinations see the undergraduate prospectus

Arts and humanities

School of Media, Film & Music

Film - Media & Journalism - Music 

School of English

Drama - English - English Language - Languages

School of History, Art History & Philosophy

American Studies - Art History - History - Philosophy


Arts and Humanities degree? Explore your options [PDF 321.70KB]


School of Life Sciences

Biochemistry - Biology - Biomedical Science & Genetics - Chemistry - Ecology, Conservation & Environment - Neuroscience - Zoology

School of Psychology


School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Mathematics - Physics & Astronomy

School of Engineering & Informatics

Computing & Digital Media - Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Mechanical & Automotive Engineering - Product Design 


Sciences degree? Explore your options [PDF 398.06KB]

Social sciences

School of Business, Management & Economics

Accounting & Finance - Business & Management - Economics

School of Global Studies

Anthropology - International Development - Geography - International Relations

School of Law, Politics & Sociology

Law - Politics - Sociology - Criminology

School of Education & Social Work

Childhood and Youth - Social Work


Social Science degree? Explore your options [PDF 404.77KB]

See also

  • What our graduates do - find out what Sussex graduates have gone on to do (by year and subject)
  • Interests and motivations - As well as your degree skills, think about your abilities, interests and values
  • Skillclouds - think about the skills you are developing on your degree
  • Adult Directions - Identify your skills, likes & dislikes, and get suggested career ideas. Explore and compare career options. Develop a personalised career plan. Register/login via CareerHub
  • Profiling for Success - includes a personality questionnaire (Type Dynamics Indicator). A full career report is emailed.
    Choose your language first. Then Client Code + Access Code + Password.
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    Access Code: sussex, Password: sussex050808
  • Prospects Planner - identify your skills, find out what motivates you and match these to job profiles, from Graduate Prospects
  • CareerPlayer Psychometrics - includes a Career Values test and a Personality Test. They are free, but you need to register first