Department of Classics

Careers for classics graduates

The University of Nottingham has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK and is held in high regard by recruiters from top companies.

A degree in classics will equip you with key transferable skills, including the ability to:

  • critically analyse evidence
  • distill and evaluate information
  • develop an idea and build a convincing argument
  • communicate clearly and persuasively
  • work in a team or independently
  • combine disciplined study with creative responses

Graduate profiles

Employers talk about the skills Arts students can gain from studying a subject that they love and how these can benefit them in the future.

Press release: The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers. (High Fliers Research 2013, 2014 and 2015.)


Faculty of Arts Careers and Employability Service

The University's Careers and Employability Service offers support and guidance throughout your studies.

Second year History student Laurence Britton introduces the Careers and Employability Service.

This can greatly assist in the transition to the next stage of your career after graduation.

Our dedicated team has specialised knowledge of the career fields popular with students in the School of Humanities.

Services on offer include:

  • Careers advice
  • CV reviews
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Graduate job fairs
  • Vacancies listings
 Faculty of Arts Careers team
Our dedicated Careers and Employability team

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Careers skills and work experience

There is a wide range of opportunities to gain vital work and practical skills to complement your studies, and give you an edge with your CV.

The Nottingham Advantage Award offers undergraduate students more than 150 modules to develop extracurricular interests – including volunteering and entrepreneurship – and personalise career development. Completed modules will be added to your degree transcript and, if you finish the full 30-credit Award, you will receive a completion certificate.

The Award helps provide the vision to achieve your goals as well as give you the opportunity to stand out and offer recognition for your commitment. You can include Award activities on your CV as evidence that you have been involved in various projects at university and it is widely recognised by employers. 

Other opportunities include:

  • Professional placements: See our Work experience page.
  • Participate: A scheme enabling you to influence your learning and teaching experience through student-led project work.  
  • Volunteering: Community based opportunities to suit your interests and career aspirations. 
  • Teacher Associate Scheme: Work alongside an established classroom teacher to offer support in a school or college.
  • Study abroad: Broaden your horizons, experience different cultures, meet new people, and enhance your career prospects.
  • Part-time and vacation work: A range of paid opportunities to gain vital work experience.

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Department of Classics

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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