Careers and employability

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Undergraduate study with us offers a stimulating intellectual challenge in its own right. Through a variety of teaching and assessment techniques you will gain strong transferable skills that will prepare you for a career in a diverse range of fields. 

Not only does a language degree give you proficiency in another language, it also gives you an appreciation of other cultures and helps you to consider the language in context. These qualities could open numerous doors in themselves, but you’ll also acquire a range of transferable skills that are highly desirable to employers. You’ll be a clear communicator with strong presentation skills, as well as being a critical thinker who draws your own conclusions from the information available to you. Your time abroad will demonstrate that you are independent and adaptable, while you’ll have skills in teamwork, research and time management.

Our graduates take many different career paths, both in the UK and overseas. They include retail, education, marketing, administration, teaching, business and finance and journalism. Others go into language-based roles such as translation or interpreting, or pursue further training in this area. The School offers a range of postgraduate study options to further your knowledge and expertise in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, including MA by Research and taught courses in the area of translation. 

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