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Graduating with a degree in one or more modern languages can give you the edge in the jobs market and can lead you into many industries including interpreting, journalism, teaching, and translation.

Employers tell us that they value the skills and attributes that language graduates can offer. Being able to speak two or more languages also gives you the flexibility to study or work abroad in the future.

Modern linguists are statistically amongst the most employable graduates and our degrees take our students across the world. There will be opportunities for you in many areas and many different countries. For example, Rima Dapous became Head of Education and Science at the British Council in Berlin, Germany and Joe Goldstone is working in marketing in New York. Join our department today and discover the abundance of opportunities on offer.

You will have excellent career prospects, as evidenced by the figure of 95% of our graduates being in work or further study within 6 months of graduating; 1% more than Language graduates nationally (HESA* 2018).

*Our employability figures are taken from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education 2016-17 survey published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in June 2018.

Our Careers Service

Aberystwyth University offers a careers and employability service for all students and graduates. You can access careers information, explore your options and speak to a consultant who can advise you about opportunities related to your degree or preferred field. The service offers guidance on CV preparation and job applications, and it is also a great opportunity for you to do some networking with top graduate recruiters at Careers Fairs and events.

In addition, if you’re looking for work experience, the careers service can assist with planning and organising your placement.