Careers and employability

careers advice

Arabic: Our graduates go on to work in translation and interpreting, media and journalism, teaching, tourism, business and commerce.
Islamic Studies: There is a growing need for graduates of Islamic Studies across the world and Leeds alumni have secured employment in teaching, the Civil Service, journalism, law, academia, chaplaincy, charitable organisations and NGOs. 
Middle Eastern Studies: Our graduates are found in the media, commercial and administrative sectors, the Civil Service, FCO, think tanks, NGOs as well as international organisations such as the United Nations where knowledge of the culture and politics of the Middle East is essential.

As a student with us, you will be guided in your career choices and prepared for life after your degree in a variety of ways. Your personal tutor will be happy to offer advice, and you can work on your CV with your tutor through the Leeds for Life website. The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and the Faculty of Arts also offer dedicated careers advice and organise regular careers events for students of modern languages, cultures and linguistics. Finally, the Leeds University Union and the University's Careers Centre offer other similar services for all students at Leeds.

For more information about the many subject-specific services that will be available to you, go to the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies' Careers and Employability pages.