BA Linguistics and Chinese / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

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Career opportunities

A degree in linguistics and modern languages paves the way for an exceptionally broad range of careers. You will develop analytical and problem-solving skills together with intercultural awareness and communication skills - which are highly valued by employers.

Studies show that over two-thirds of UK businesses value foreign language skills; through your studies, you'll acquire transferable expertise at the very heart of language learning, including enhanced powers of perception and interpretation and advanced decision-making and multitasking skills.

Your in-depth understanding of language will open up numerous paths with an international dimension, and you'll have developed excellent all-round communication skills that will make you a strong contender for openings in the media, PR and similar areas.

Many of our graduates go straight into business services, marketing, advertising, management, banking or communications. Others opt for postgraduate study or further vocational training to become accountants, lawyers, teachers (in the UK or abroad) or enter the Civil Service.

Employers who have taken on graduates of our Linguistics and Chinese courses in the past include The Guardian, L'Oréal, Universal Music Group, and Vodafone, as well as Berlitz, Dell, Nova (Kyoto) and Hamburg Sud.

Find out more on the Careers and employability pages for  Linguistics and English Language  and Modern Languages and Cultures .