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What do Sussex American Studies grads do?

Find out about what Sussex American Studies 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: 88% of respondents from American Studies were in work or further study. 81% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 19% were in information and communication, 23% were in professional, scientific & technical services, 15% were in human health and social work,15% were in administrative and support services.

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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:

  • Policy Adviser
  • Client Service Executive
  • Marketing Communications Coordinator
  • Media Assistant
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Junior Account Executive
  • Research Intern
  • Education Coordinator
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MA Contemporary History - University of Sussex
  • MA Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought - University of Sussex
  • MA Conflict, Security and Development - University of Sussex
  • MSt US History - University of Oxford
  • MA United States Studies: History and Politics - UCL
  • MA Television Journalism - City University

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