Cultural Studies

With 89% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating from the Media and Film department*, preparing you for your future career is a fundamental part of a Cultural Studies degree at Sussex.

How can we help you fast track your career?

At Sussex, we prepare you for your future career by helping you:

  • develop key skills in communication, critical thinking, interpersonal awareness, understanding human behaviour, working to deadline and team work
  • secure work experience and placements through our links with employers
  • gain valuable experience by volunteering on our University newspaper, radio station or television station.

Career destinations of Sussex Cultural Studies graduates**

  • affiliate team leader and senior global account manager, Ringtone Partners
  • associate web producer, RetailMeNot (
  • business development officer, Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • international PR manager (UK),
  • internet marketing website coordinator, Green People
  • media and communications executive, UK India Business Council 2010
  • marketing and admin assistant, Garden Court Chambers
  • marketing and communications manager, Naval Families Federation
  • lecturer in broadcasting and digital creative industries, Southampton University
  • site communications manager, Utalkmarketing
  • senior lecturer/programme leader - BA Mass Communications, Liverpool John Moores University. 
Daniel's student perspective

'My degree helped develop analytical and writing skills that have transferred well to my career, but also an inherent curiosity and appreciation of our society - both essential characteristics of a successful journalist. On a practical level, opportunities to pursue extracurricular activities such as presenting a radio show on University Radio Falmer and writing for University publications and an online music magazine were just as beneficial, if not more so, than my course.'

Daniel Gee
Media and Cultural Studies MA

*Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18.

** School of Media, Arts and Humanities careers database