What can I do with my degree?

Find out which employability skills you've gained in your degree, what other graduates have gone onto to do, as well as the career options that are available to you.

Each of the sections also includes the results of the 2014/2015 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

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The BSc/MArch at Cardiff University is a unique degree course as, after successful completion of the three-year BSc (or equivalent qualification from another university), students will spend most of the first year of the MArch in architectural practice. This is followed by a single, final year based in the School.

Career options

A number will undertake alternative postgraduate qualifications following their BSc, and a minority will pursue other careers, showcasing the wide skills profile they have developed as undergraduates.

Part 1 and Part 2 of the UK professional qualification for architects are fulfilled by the BSc and MArch degrees, respectively. Both degrees are approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

The majority of graduates, however, will enter employment including architects’ practices, building energy consultants, town planning departments, construction companies and universities. Career destinations include architect, urban designer and research officer.

Learn more

To find out what School of Architecture graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School. You can also find out more about a career in architecture.

Your employability skills

Download our Architecture employability skills audit to find out what employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

A bioscience degree is a sought after degree providing an excellent foundation to progress into a range of laboratory and non-laboratory based careers in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals, agro-chemical, food, defence, aerospace and energy.

Career options

Many graduates will undertake a higher degree, becoming specialists in their field. They may also choose to use their skills and knowledge in a wide range of other careers, including science communication, patent work, technical sales and marketing. They also use their knowledge to work in careers outside of a lab setting.

Some career areas that Biosciences graduates enter into include:

Learn more

To find out what School of Biosciences graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School. The Royal Society of Biology also publishes a Next Steps booklet for graduates with a bioscience degree.

Your employability skills

Throughout your study you will gain a number of subject specific skills (eg analytical thinking, data analysis, problem solving and scientific numeracy), alongside generic employability skills such as teamworking, project management and communication.

All of these skills will prepare you for the workplace and are highly valued by employers looking to recruit graduates from any discipline.

Download our Biosciences employability skills audit to find out what employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

Some career areas that Business graduates enter into include:

Finance

Sales and marketing

Retail

Recruitment, HR and consultancy

Logistics and transport management

  • logistics and distribution
  • transport
  • operations and procurement.

Learn more

To find out what School of Business graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Your employability skills

We've outlined the skills you will have acquired during the course of your programme. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Accounting

Over the course of your Accounting degree, you will develop an understanding of the contexts in which accounting is used.

You will develop transferable skills much sought after by employers such as numerical and quantitative skills, problem-solving and analytical ability, oral and written communication skills and knowledge of business organisations which will enhance your commercial awareness.

Download our skills audit to learn more about what employability skills you've gained during your degree.

Business Management

A degree in Business Management will allow you to develop a good mix of subject specific and technical skills as well as much sought after transferable work based competencies.

Employers search for Business Management graduates with sound commercial awareness, analytical and problem solving skills, leadership, teamwork, as well as communication and interpersonal skills.

Download our skills audit to learn more about what employability skills you've gained during your degree.

Economics

If you're studying Economics, you will have the opportunity to sharpen your analytical skills, advance your communication and problem-solving skills, your numerical and computing skills as well as your political and commercial awareness.

Economics courses enable you to understand core economic principles, which are used to formulate public policies. Download our skills audit to learn more about what employability skills you've gained during your degree.

Career options

A chemistry degree opens the door to a wide range of options both in and out of the lab. Your degree in chemistry will give you an excellent grounding for entry into many science-based careers in a wide range of industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and energy.

Many chemists want to continue in laboratory-based careers and for them the choice post-graduation is whether to enter employment on completion of their first degree or to continue onto a master's or PhD.

More than 40% of chemists nationally undertake postgraduate study, so if you're considering entering large blue chip companies in research and development, you'll need to consider carefully whether your career progression will be limited without a PhD.

If you want to use your degree, but not in a laboratory setting, there is a variety of other careers:

Opportunities also exist in scientific journalism and publishing, production management in the chemical industry, health and safety and quality assurance.

Learn more

To learn what School of Chemistry graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School. The Royal Society of Chemistry also has an overview of what chemistry graduates have gone on to do nationally.

Your employability skills

It’s worth remembering that the skills developed from a Chemistry degree – numerical reasoning, analytical thinking, problem solving – are in high demand by employers looking to recruit graduates from any degree discipline. Employers love scientists.

Download our Chemistry employability skills audit to find out what employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

All degrees in the field of Computer Science and informatics will involve the strong exercise of abstract thought and highly developed, logical methods of working.

Career options

While these attributes are directly applicable within the IT industry, they are also in demand for a wider range of careers, where employers see major advantages in employing graduates who combine them with a wider group of generic skills, including:

You could also use your degree towards a career in a teaching. BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, offer teacher training bursaries.

Whether your future is in IT or elsewhere, some form of related work experience, as a summer job, placement or 12-month sandwich year, will certainly enhance your prospects of getting interviews for graduate-level jobs after you finish your degree.

To find out what School of Computer Science and Informatics graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

The skills you will have gained are varied – they can include:

  • team-working
  • problem-solving
  • analytical skills
  • numeracy
  • leadership
  • communication (written and oral)
  • being innovative and creative
  • receptive to new ideas.

Download our Computer Science and Informatics employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

After obtaining a degree in dentistry, most dental students will remain in practice and some may choose to gain further qualifications recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).

Some will go on to train to become consultants in the hospital setting in dental specialities of orthodontics, child dental health, dental public health and restorative dentistry, with a few becoming doubly qualified as medics and going on to become maxillofacial surgeons.

Small numbers may also train in the mono-specialties such as endodontics, periodontics and prosthetics to become specialists in practice or hospital settings.

Learn more

To find out what School of Dentistry graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

The Higher Education Skills Academy has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

A degree in Earth and Ocean Sciences can lead to a wide variety of professions within the environmental, oil, mining, exploration, energy, water and marine industries.

Employers range from the large employers such as the international oil and natural gas companies and the ‘Big 6’ UK energy companies to the smaller environmental consultancy firms and private industry.

To find out what School of Earth and Ocean Sciences graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Students from these disciplines also develop skills from their degree study such as critical analysis, research, and organisation and communication skills which are valued by employers looking to recruit graduates from any degree discipline.

Download our Earth and Ocean Sciences employability skills audit to find out what employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

Any degree in Engineering gives an excellent grounding for many areas of employment, as well as providing the foundational knowledge, logical thinking skills and creativity to practice as a professional engineer.

Related work experience, whether as a sandwich placement or as a summer job with some engineering content, is certain to be a valuable asset for you when you start to apply for graduate-level jobs.

Career sectors where you could use your degree include:

If you want to use your degree but not in a related setting, there is a variety of other careers where an engineering degree is a valuable asset, including, but not limited to:

To find out what School of Engineering graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Download our Engineering employability skills audit to find out what employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

A degree in these subject areas gives an excellent grounding for a wide range of areas of employment, particularly those in journalism, publishing and media as well as marketing, advertising, public relations and creative arts and design.

These of the career and job options available with your subject and popular destinations for English, Communication and Philosophy graduates. While this isn't an exhaustive list, it's an excellent starting point for your career planning and will help you think about the variety of sectors and career areas available to you.

Many graduates will undertake further study and you may need to take a conversion course for some of these roles.

Business and commercial

Professional services

Information and technology

People or service-focused

Public sector management and administration

To find out what School of English, Communication and Philosophy graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

As an English, Communications or Philosophy graduate, you will have developed a wealth of employability skills and attributes through your studies which are highly valued by employers including:

  • communication skills, both written and oral
  • organising your workload
  • leading and participating in discussions
  • thinking critically and developing opinions and arguments
  • persuading others of your point of view
  • conveying meaning precisely
  • presenting ideas and information
  • research and analysis skills
  • judging and evaluating complex information.

Download our English, Communication and Philosoph skills audit or our Philosophy employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

The Geography (Human) course has a broad sociological emphasis encompassing the wider societal impact of human life on the developed environment.

Although the course is not directly Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited, a significant proportion of graduates do enter the planning field directly, subsequently pursuing RTPI courses on a full time or part time (often employer sponsored) basis.

The City and Regional Planning degree course has a significant element of vocational training in its content, and is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for some of its academic requirements for full membership.

Students on this degree course have the option to spend a placement year working in planning practices or local authority planning departments, and this is an excellent way to set much of the knowledge obtained into a practical context.

Some career areas that Geography and Planning graduates enter into include:

Business and commercial

Professional services

Media and creative industries

People or service-focused

Public sector management and administration

Learn more

To find out what School of Geography and Planning graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Geographers also develop skills from their degree study such as critical analysis, research, and organisation and communication skills which are valued by employers looking to recruit graduates from any degree discipline.

Download our City and Regional Planning employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

To find out what School of Healthcare Sciences graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Health courses draw on a range of main stream academic disciplines including biology, sociology and psychology, ensuring that you're equipped with a wide range of skills and knowledge and prepared for a wide variety of careers.

In addition to the generic skills including organisation, planning, time management, you'll be equipped with medical and health knowledge, an understanding of social structures and an awareness of how these impact on the behaviour of groups and individuals.

The Higher Education Skills Academy has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

Jobs that are directly related to your degree include:

  • assistant archaeologist
  • field archaeologist
  • archaeological site supervisor
  • quality coordinator
  • conservation officer
  • archives assistant
  • trainee gallery curator
  • heritage manager
  • museum education officer
  • researcher
  • rural policy adviser
  • registry officer
  • ministry trainee
  • pastoral assistant
  • curator.

A degree in History (including Ancient and Medieval History), Archaeology and Religion often leads to a particularly wide spread of careers where employers are looking to recruit graduates from any degree discipline, particularly careers with a strong emphasis on research, analytical and interpretation skills, including:

Business and commercial

Professional services

Information and technology

People or service-focused

Public sector management and administration

Learn more

To find out what School of History, Archaeology and Religion graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

History

A degree in History will help you develop a range of transferable skills including; research, analytical, teamwork and communication skills, all of which are highly valued by employers.

Download our skills audit to learn more about what employability skills you've gained during your degree.

Archaeology

A degree in Archaeology (including Archaeological Conservation) combines a number of academic, practical and technical approaches drawn from across the arts and sciences, which equip you with a wide spread of transferable skills for both subject specific and any degree discipline work. Download our skills audit to learn more about what employability skills you've gained during your degree.

Religious and Theological Studies

A degree in Religious and Theological Studies provides you with a number of research, analytical, critical reasoning and linguistic skills. Download our skills audit to learn more about what employability skills you've gained during your degree.

Additional skills audit

The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit you can refer to.

Career options

A degree in this subject area gives an excellent grounding for a wide range of areas of employment.

Some career areas that Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies graduates enter into include:

Media and creative industries

Public sector careers

Professional services and commercial careers

People and service-focused careers

Learn more

To find out what School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Perhaps the major strength of all communications based degrees is communication skills both in speech and writing.

However, other skills include:

  • organising your workload
  • leading and participating in discussions
  • thinking critically and developing opinions
  • persuading others of your point of view
  • conveying meaning precisely
  • presenting ideas and information.

Download our Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

The law degree at Cardiff University is an academic study of the subject, which can encompass the seven core elements required for further training in professional legal careers. Around 50% of law graduates will follow legally-related career paths, but many other options exist to use the analytical skills and legal knowledge gained on the course.

A degree in politics is highly respected by employers, both within the political environment and outside. As a graduate, you are able to demonstrate a wide portfolio of acquired skills, such as presentation, analysis and logical argument which are in demand across both public and private sectors, including:

Politics and public sector careers

Careers related to law

Professional services and commercial careers

People and service focused careers

Media and creative industries

Learn more

To find out what School of Law and Politics graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

You might also find the Chambers Student Guide 2016 and The Training Contract and Pupillage Handbook 2016 helpful in your search for options and jobs. You can pick up copies from our office at 51a Park Place.

Employability skills

Download our Law employability skills audit or Politics employability skills audit to find out what skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

You can pursue a career in statistics, operational research or modelling and risk analysis. Some of these employers may have a preference for relevant master's degrees in operational research or medical statistics, while others are happy to accept applications from first degree graduates.

Numbers of vacancies vary between the different areas of maths – there are relatively few vacancies in pure maths, but many in statistics.

For pure maths, options include:

  • academic research
  • code breaking (GCHQ)
  • defence or security systems (eg securing credit cards).

Applied maths can cover work in a wide range of areas such as:

  • engineering
  • modelling
  • financial mathematics.

Employers cover a wide range of sectors, particularly in modelling which can involve biological systems, meteorological systems, finance, energy, defence. IT skills are usually important for this type of work in addition to mathematical skills. You may need a postgraduate degree to become further specialised in fields such as engineering design or modelling.

Other career areas that Mathematics graduates enter into include:

Learn more

To find out what School of Mathematics graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School. The Institute of Mathematics has a website dedicated to maths careers, as well as a guide, What can I do with my maths degree?

Employability skills

The analytical and problem solving skills you've developed from your course are valued by financial employers as well as by many employers looking to recruit graduates from any degree discipline.

Download our Mathematics employability skills audit to find out what employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

To find out what School of Medicine graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

A medical degree course seeks to impart appropriate professional and personal attitudes and behavior, including critical evaluation, curiosity and lifelong learning skills as well as the ethical and legal framework of medical practice. The purposes are to provide an education in the basic and clinical sciences and to prepare you for professional practice.

The Higher Education Skills Academy has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

After graduation language graduates can consider specialist language careers which revolve around the language concerned and, secondly, careers which use languages, while keeping their main focus on another skill or area of expertise.

Some of these job profiles will require additional study or training, so be sure to check the entry requirements when applying for jobs:

  • translator
  • interpreter
  • modern languages teacher
  • language assistant
  • diplomatic services officer.

Other career areas that Modern Languages graduates enter into include:

Business and commercial

Media and creative industries

Professional services

Information and technology

People or service-focused

Public sector management and administration

Learn more

To find out what School of Modern Languages graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Download our Languages employability skills audit to find out what employability skills from your degree you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

A degree in music gives an excellent grounding for a wide range of careers. The academic and performance related skills from your degree can lead to careers in the music industry and arts industry.

Examples include:

  • musician and performer
  • composer
  • conductor
  • music teacher
  • music producer
  • arts administration
  • music librarian
  • music journalist.

Opportunities may also exist with some employers who look to recruit graduates from any degree discipline, including:

Business and commercial

Media and creative industries

Professional services

Information and technology

People or service-focused

Public sector management and administration

Learn more

To find out what School of Music graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

As a Music graduate, you will have developed a wealth of employability skills and attributes through your studies which are highly valued by employers including:

  • communication skills (including listening and questioning)
  • team working
  • problem-solving
  • leadership
  • creativity
  • ability to interpret and follow instructions
  • research and analysis
  • presentation skills
  • ability to learn from mistakes and deal with advice and criticism.

Download our Music employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

Your optometry degree is a vocational course for which there is a necessary next step in order to become a registered optometrist – the pre-registration year.

To find out what School of Optometry graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Download our Optometry employability skills audit to help you evidence what employability skills you've gained from your degree. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

Your pharmacy degree is a vocational course for which there is a necessary next step in order to become a registered pharmacists – the pre-registration year.

To find out what School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Download our Pharmacy employability skills audit to help you evidence what employability skills you've gained from your degree.

The Higher Education Skills Academy has a skills audit that lists the employability skills from your degree that you can show to your employer.

Career options

The Higher Education Careers Service Unit document 'What do graduates do?' states that, in 2016, 36.6% of first degree physics graduates were working full time in the UK six months after graduation.

Physics graduates are employed in a variety of industries and only a small minority use their knowledge and skills as a large part of their work.

Some major employers of physics graduates (eg research establishments, universities and electronic engineering companies) will often be interested in some (or all) of the specific content of your degree, so a careful choice of options during your studies may considerably enhance your chances of graduate-level employment in certain areas. Any work experience, whether closely or loosely associated with physics or engineering should be helpful.

Physics graduates are frequently regarded as good candidates for graduate jobs where employers are keen to recruit graduates from any degree discipline and where your logical thinking skills may be at a premium when combined with other, more generic skills and qualities (eg team working, persuasion, presentation skills etc).

Find out about the roles that are directly related to your degree as well as jobs where your degree could be useful.

Entering postgraduate study

Many Physics graduates want to continue in related careers and for them the choice post-graduation is whether to enter employment on completion of their first degree or to continue onto a master's degree or PhD.

What do graduates do? states that, in 2016, 34.5% of physics graduates were in further study, training or research after six months of graduation. So if you're considering entering large blue chip companies in research and development, you'll need to consider carefully whether your career progression will be limited without a PhD.

Learn more

To find out what School of Physics and Astronomy graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

A physics degree may cover a wide programme of topics, over a three year (BSc) or four year (M Phys) course. These can vary between the considerable highly abstract and theoretical concepts (eg relativity or gravity), to areas of applied knowledge with immediate application (eg lasers, solid state physics, etc).

You should have a solid underpinning of complex mathematics, but may have differing levels of experimental technique, depending on your chosen specialist topics. Astrophysics graduates in particular will have a strong bias towards the use of mathematical modelling systems, and the interpretation of numerical data.

Skills your course will have specifically set out to develop are:

  • analytical skills
  • communication skills
  • computing skills
  • ethical behaviour
  • experimental skills
  • investigative skills
  • mathematics skills.
  • practical skills
  • problem solving skills.

Download our Physics employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

The Higher Education Academy Psychology Student Employability Guide states that 80% of psychology graduates go onto careers outside of psychology, with only 20% going on to become chartered psychologists.

A psychology degree can prepare you for a broad range of careers, encompassing both science and the arts, which is positive. But research shows that psychology graduates struggle with career focus, resulting in job searching being challenging. What do graduates do? states that, in 2016, 46.1% of first degree psychology graduates were working full time in the UK six months after graduation.

Major employers of psychology graduates include commercial and industrial companies, financial organisations, human resources departments, the government, marketing companies, the media, the NHS, police and prisons,and schools and colleges.

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • clinical psychologist
  • counselling psychologist
  • educational psychologist
  • forensic psychologist
  • further education teacher
  • health psychologist
  • high intensity therapist
  • occupational psychologist
  • primary care graduate mental health worker
  • psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • sport and exercise psychologist.

Find out more about a careers in the psychology field.

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Entering postgraduate study

What do graduates do? also states that, in 2016, 16.2% of psychology graduates were in further study, training or research within six months of graduation.

Postgraduate study and training is a requirement to become a chartered psychologist and to register as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Entry onto postgraduate study in psychology is competitive, so advanced preparation is vital.

The Higher Education Academy Psychology Student Employability Guide states many postgraduate training programmes will have specific entry requirements on the amount of relevant work experience they require. The British Psychology Society also has a careers section that can help with career planning.

Find out more about a career as a psychologist.

Learn more

To find out what the School of Psychology graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

The Higher Education Academy Psychology Student Employability Guide encourages psychology graduates to start career planning early, and our team can help you with this.

Employability skills

A degree in psychology gives you an excellent grounding for all areas of employment, developing both subject specific skills and many sought after employability skills including:

  • analytical research
  • create an argument
  • formulate a considered response
  • generate new ideas
  • handling of data and statistics
  • information technology
  • manipulate data
  • problem solving
  • put together a reasoned approach
  • the ability to work in teams.

Download our Psychology graduates audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

A degree in this subject areas gives you an excellent grounding for a wide range of areas of employment.

This list highlights some of the common career and job options for Social Science graduates. While this isn't an exhaustive list, it's a starting point for your career planning and will help you think about the variety of sectors and career areas available to you.

Many graduates will undertake further study and a conversion course may be required for some of the following job roles.

Business and commercial

Media and creative industries

Finance and professional services

People or service-focused

Public sector management and administration

Charities

Learn more

To find out what School of Social Sciences graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Examples of the skills gained during a Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology degree include:

  • research and analysis skills
  • judging and evaluating complex information
  • making reasoned arguments – orally and in presentations and written work
  • team working ability – though group work
  • problem solving ability through case study analysis.

Download our Social Sciences employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

Career options

The demand for Welsh speakers means that a degree in Welsh can be highly valuable for jobs and roles that require bilingual speakers.

Although a number of students go on to undertake teacher training or work in the media, the public sector and a growing number of private sector jobs require both spoken and written Welsh language skills.

Jobs which are related to your degree include:

Some of the career and job options available with your subject and popular destinations for Welsh graduates, include:

Business and commercial

Media and creative industries

Professional services

Information and technology

People or service-focused

Public sector management and administration

Graduate employers

Graduates from the School of Welsh, as well as Welsh-speaking graduates, have gone on to work in institutions such as:

Learn more

To find out what School of Welsh graduates have gone on to do, download the 2014/15 DHLE survey results for the School.

Employability skills

Studying for a degree in Welsh provides you with a number of transferrable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

  • excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • linguistic skills
  • data analysis skills
  • research skills
  • critical thinking and reasoning
  • ability to work independently
  • collaborative working
  • creative and effective problem solving.

Download our Welsh employability skills audit to find out more about the employability skills from your degree that you can show to an employer. The Higher Education Skills Academy also has an employability skills audit that you can refer to.

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