Accessibility statement


Language and effective communication are central to most careers, and the study of linguistics will equip you with an all-round set of skills which translate readily into any work context.

Our graduates have an excellent record of pursuing fulfilling paths after graduation, whether this leads directly into employment (e.g., advertising, retail management, teaching English as a foreign language, IT, accountancy and broadcasting) or into further study (e.g., teacher training, speech and language therapy). 

The range of professional fields chosen by our graduates includes:

  • Marketing and communications
  • Publishing
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Local government and public service
  • Finance and accountancy
  • Voice recognition and natural language processing software development
  • Social media analyst 

There are also specialist career paths which lead directly from a language and linguistic science degree after additional postgraduate training:

  • Clinical linguistics (Speech and Language Therapy)
  • Teaching (primary and secondary)
  • Forensic linguistics (Forensic Speech Science)
  • Interpreting and Translation

More information on many of these career paths is available in the Careers and Placements team’s job sector pages, and a list of current job options and typical employers in the sector is also available on the ‘What can I do with my degree?’ pages for Linguistics and Modern Languages.

Who to contact

Careers & Employability Coordinator (Lead)
George Bailey

Careers & Employability Coordinator (Languages)
Megumi Bailey

Careers & Employability Coordinator (Linguistics)
Dunstan Brown

Careers and Placements Team
Claire Mc Mahon

Undergraduate prospectus

Intending applicants should also read through the University's undergraduate prospectus.