Classics

In a fast-changing world of work, the Classic graduate's ability to think in abstract terms is one of their most desirable transferable skills.

The Greek and Roman civilisations grappled with many of the issues that confront us today. Their solution provide reference points around which contemporary concerns, such as globalisation and free trade, can be discussed. The study of Classics is both relevant and resonant.

Where Classics graduates work

Graduates work in communications. content creation and design, marketing, museums, archaeology, libraries, tourism, immigration and refugee services, embassies and consulates and a range of Government Ministries, including Foreign Affairs and Trade, Health, Education, and The Treasury.

Examples of the kind of roles Classics graduates have worked in include research assistant, research analyst, art/museum curator, archivist, librarian, media researcher, qualitative market researcher, archaeologist, historian, project coordinator, human resources adviser, graduate intern, operations manager, strategic analyst.

Skills Classics students develop

Classics students learn how to think. In an ever-shifting job market the ability to think in abstract terms is not only one of the most desirable transferable skills, it is also one of the most reliable predictors of success on the job. A trained mind can be applied to any situation. Skills include:

  • research and information gathering
  • factual knowledge
  • decision making
  • confidence in exploring different points of view
  • an adaptable and flexible approach to problem solving
  • Experience in presenting ideas and information to groups
  • a results oriented approach to tasks
  • attention to detail.

For more information about the career possibilities with a degree in Classics, see Classics Career View and the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies .