Careers and Entrepreneurship

What do Sussex Languages grads do?

Find out about what Sussex Languages graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2017 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2017

  • Main activity: 66% of respondents from the Sussex Centre for Language Studies were in work or further study. 100% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment in the School of English, 21% were in education, 14% were in information and communication, 11% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 10% were in arts, entertainment and recreation.

See also:

Here are some examples of where they are working or studying and what job roles or courses they are doing:


Samples from our survey:

Job Roles

Samples from our survey:

  • Media Assistant
  • Research and Gallery Assistant
  • Programmer
  • Estate Agent
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MA European Governance and Policy - University of Sussex
  • MA Gender, Violence and Conflict - University of Sussex

More Options

  • Your degree in Languages - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • Using your language skills - useful look at what jobs and careers you can use your language skills with, from TARGETjobs
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex English graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • 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)
  • Your Interests and Motivations - thinking about what interests and motivates you can be a good way to start your career exploration
  • Further Studypostgraduate study in languages or another subject. Sussex graduates have gone on to courses such as European Business Administration, Contemporary PG Diploma in Language Translation or Interpreting, or courses such as Acting for the Media and the Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Work & Study Abroad
  • Getting advice - book appointments on CareerHub (login required)
  • Search for jobs - use our jobs database
  • Applying for jobs - use your degree, personal skills and work experience to create winning applications