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After you graduate

There are many choices available after gaining your degree. You will leave Southampton with a wealth of skills and a competitive edge, whatever career path you choose. In the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education statistics 94 per cent of University of Southampton graduates entered into employment and/or further study. We are in the top 20 UK universities according to the Complete University Guide, 2020.

 

Graduates leave with a competitive edge
Opening up career options

You may be looking for relevant paid employment straight away, or planning to undertake further study – in which case you could become part of Southampton's 5,000-strong postgraduate student community and have access to state-of-the-art learning resources.

You might be considering a switch into a completely different field, or you may be unsure of where to go next. Whatever your situation, the Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their University life. 

See the alumni pages for profiles of some of our recent Modern Language graduates who are now working in a diverse range of fields.

Further study

We have a busy and high-profile Graduate School supporting teaching and research to PhD level. Some of our BA students stay within Modern Languages for postgraduate work alongside specialists in their chosen field. If you wish to pursue this option you will need a good first degree, though each application is considered on a case by case basis.  Visit the Postgraduate section to find out more.

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Humanities subjects are fascinating because they are so varied, and this variation means that you develop such a wide range of skills, which make you particularly desirable in the working world.
Alice GreenfieldBA German Linguistics
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