Careers and Entrepreneurship


Find out what you can do with a degree in Anthropology and what previous graduates have done

Explore your options

Use your degree to get you started. Look at career areas that might fit with what you are studying. Find out about the job roles available, the entry routes and how to gain experience:

Environment - International Development - Politics - Social and Welfare Services - Charity & Voluntary Sector - Civil Service

Most graduate opportunities are open to graduates from any degree discipline. If you want to look at other career areas, try looking at our sector guides for information and inspiration.

What do Sussex Anthropology graduates do?

Find out what previous Sussex Anthropology graduates went on to do.

15 months after graduating in 2019, 80% of respondents from Anthropology were in work or further study. 50% of those in work were in graduate jobs.

Here are some examples of job roles, employers and further study that Anthropology graduates have gone on to do over the last few years:

Employers: Tearfund - That Lot - Grassroots Suicide Prevention - Raw TV - Axcis - Production Assistant - Teaching Assistant (Special Needs)

Further study: MA Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (Sussex) - MA Social Anthropology (Sussex) - MA International Education (Sussex) - MA Applied Anthropology and Community Development (University of London) - MA Middle Eastern Studies (SOAS) - PGCE Primary Education (University of Brighton)

More ideas

  • Your degree in Anthropology - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex Anthropology graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • Sussex Connectmake connections with Sussex graduates from around the world. Find out what a job or sector is really like and how they got where they are today
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Networking and social media - look at different ways to network, from information interviews to social media

Build your experience

Building experience while you are at Sussex will be invaluable when you come to apply for graduate jobs. It can also help you to figure out what you like doing and what sort of things you are good at. Part-time work, insight days, summer internships and placements are a great way to start. You could also try volunteering or joining a student society.

When writing your CV and covering letter for work experience, don't forget about the transferable skills you are developing on your course. Just a few skills you will get from Anthropology include flexibility, presentation skills, independent learning, organisation and time management, written communication and interpersonal skills.

Find out more about identifying and writing about your skills.

Finding opportunities