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General Careers Information for current and prospective Linguistics students
According to Which? University,
"linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so
this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates
from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most
others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign
Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to
get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but
remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, you need to
have them as part of a whole package of good skills."
Linguistics connects with many other disciplines and many graduates go on to work in these areas, e.g. teaching languages, especially English as a first or foreign language, speech therapy, advertising or the media. A number of linguistics graduates from UCL carry on linguistics at graduate level often with a view to pursuing an academic career.
In addition to subject-specific skills, you will also acquire the analytical, investigative, communication and study skills essential for most graduate careers, which could include law, computing, commerce and industry. The Year Abroad enables you to demonstrate your decision-making and problem-solving skills, and will also improve your language and communication skills. These skills are essential for most graduate careers, which could include law, computing, commerce and industry.
- Information on careers for UCL Linguistics graduates
- General information on careers for Linguistics graduates (pdf)
- Information and statistics on career paths
Our graduates report above average employment rates and starting salaries.