Our degree courses in classics, classical studies, and ancient history are designed to equip you with a broad range of skills. Hence classics graduates find themselves in a diverse range of careers such as research, IT, legal services, journalism, marketing, teaching, retail, information work, social work, and many other walks of life.
Studying an intellectually rigorous discipline demonstrates that you have a willingness and ability to learn and comprehend challenging subjects. The specific content of your course also provides you with a well-developed understanding of different cultures, societies, and perhaps even specific languages such as Latin and Greek.
Throughout your studies, you develop the ability to research, collate and analyse materials, including written documentation and statistics. You also learn to critically evaluate and interpret resources in order to formulate impartial and coherent arguments, which you can present competently through both the spoken and written word.
The structure of your course gives you the opportunity to prove that you can work autonomously, manage your own workload, work to strict deadlines and under pressure.
Coupled together, these abilities and attributes make for a very well-rounded individual who possesses a mix of specific, practical, intellectual, theoretical and transferable skills desirable to employers. Consequently you have an excellent choice of potential further study and career opportunities open to you on completion of your studies.
Find out what recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation:
Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. 93.4% of our 2011 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. More than three quarters (78.7%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate level position.
We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+ which enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.