Careers and Entrepreneurship


Find out what you can do with your Languages degree and what other Sussex 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:

Teaching and Education - Civil Service - International Development - HR and Recruitment - Business and Management - Environment

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

What do Sussex Languages graduates do?

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

15 months after graduating in 2019, 84% of respondents from the School of Media, Arts and Humanities were in work or further study. 66% of those in work were in graduate jobs. Here are some examples of job roles, employers and further study that Languages graduates have gone on to do over the last few years:

Employers: PHD Media - ONCABritish CouncilBrand FinanceBabcock International - Pavilion Books - Responsible Travel

Job roles: Media Planner Assistant - Exhibitions Assistant - Language Assistant - Multilingual IT Service Desk Analyst - Publishing Rights Assistant - Marketing Executive 

Further study: MA Gender, Violence and Conflict (Sussex) - MA Applied Translation Studies (Leeds) - MA International Social Policy (Nottingham) - PGCE School Direct

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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, don't forget about the transferable skills you are developing on your course. Just a few skills you will get from Languages include critical assessment, written communication, independent thinking, motivation, problem solving and self awareness.

Find out more about identifying and writing about your skills.

Finding opportunities