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Careers and employability

With a humanities degree you’ll develop the transferable skills, digital literacies, and confidence to navigate whatever the future may hold.

Following your passions and interests is a great start to any journey. Not only are our graduates successful in the jobs market after they leave us but, just as importantly, they find fulfilling careers driven by their enthusiasm and curiosity.

Undergraduate opportunities

With our undergraduate programmes, you'll have the opportunity to develop academic, professional and digital literacies that are invaluable in the workplace.

According to the latest survey, 92% of our undergraduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

Career preparation

Our second-year Employability: Knowledge, Skills and Experience module will help you gain practical experience, create an effective career plan and compete in the graduate recruitment process.

The module is delivered in collaboration with Cardiff University’s highly experienced Careers and Employability service and will provide you with vital insights into the graduate labour market, with a particular focus on opportunities for graduates in the fields of journalism, media and culture.

Your career options

Our graduates go on to careers in a range of fields, demonstrating how a humanities degree offers the skills and flexibility to keep your options open throughout your working life. Career paths include:

  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Movie production
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • TV production

LinkedIn Learning is here

LinkedIn Learning is an online platform containing thousands of short, online courses around professional, technical, and creativity skills.

Courses can be used to curate your own ‘learning pathway’ to improve your personal, professional, and creative skills whilst also developing core skills for learning and employability.

Alumni advantages

Our career support does not end at graduation, there are a number of benefits available exclusively for alumni.

Careers advice for alumni is available for up to two years after graduation, offering careers fairs, workshops, events as well as access to careers and vacancy information, graduate internships and more.

You'll also have the opportunity to join Cardiff Connected, Cardiff University’s alumni networking platform, which lets you connect with old classmates and expand your professional network in a trusted environment.

The exclusive platform allows graduates to share their expertise, explore career and volunteer opportunities, and support students and fellow alumni.

Alumni can also join the Cardiff University Alumni Network on LinkedIn and network with over 10,000 members. You'll be able to engage directly with fellow alumni to ask career questions, hear about job opportunities and find out about the latest news and insight from Cardiff University.


HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19, published by HESA in July 2021.