Classical Studies and English BA Honours
UCAS Code: QQ83 (3 Years)

Graduate destinations for this subject

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:

Classical Studies careers

Our Classics degrees are designed to equip you with a broad range of skills. 

The specific content of your course provides you with a well-developed understanding of different cultures, societies, and perhaps even specific languages such as Latin and Greek.

Throughout your course, you also develop and demonstrate the ability to:

  • research, collate, and analyse materials, including written documentation and statistics
  • critically evaluate and interpret resources to formulate impartial and coherent arguments
  • present information in writing and verbally 
  • work autonomously, manage your own workload and work to deadlines
  • comprehend intellectually rigorous and challenging topics

Together, these make for a very well-rounded individual who possesses a mix of practical, intellectual and transferable skills desirable to employers.

You therefore have an excellent choice of further study and career opportunities open to you on completion of your studies.

Classics graduates find themselves in a diverse range of careers, including: 

  • research, information work and IT
  • law and legal services
  • journalism and marketing
  • retail
  • social work

Find out more about the career options for Classics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

  • 94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.
  • More than three quarters (77%) 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.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.