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If you studied a humanities subject at university, chances are you’ve been asked the age-old question “so, what are you going to do with your degree?”
Discussions about the practical value of humanities degrees have been ongoing for years – and as there has been a clear push for the study of STEM degrees at university, finding information on what to do with your humanities degree when you leave has become more difficult.
While they don’t always lead to one clear career path, humanities degrees can offer great opportunities because they teach a range of transferrable skills that will be highly valued in lots of different graduate jobs.
Humanities courses invariably involve plenty of essay writing, presentations, and undertaking thorough research – using skills like communication, teamwork and analysis. All of these skills will be attractive to employers across the board – making you a great candidate for a huge variety of roles.
From looking at our own database, we know that by far the most common job for humanities graduates is in account management / client services, followed by sales / business development roles. But there are a number of more unconventional graduate jobs that you can do with your humanities degree.
Although humanities degrees don’t tend to offer as clear a career path as scientific subjects, they teach highly transferrable skills that can be used in a number of different graduate jobs, and across a range of very different industries.
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