The College of Humanities has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students and graduates compete very successfully in the employment market. Six months after graduation 92.6%* of Humanities graduates are employed or in further study.

*First–degree University of Exeter graduates across the College of Humanities. HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2010/11.

Studying Liberal Arts at the University of Exeter provides you with the skills that are attractive to employers and relevant for a wide variety of careers. You can choose from a diverse range of humanities and social science subjects, allowing you to tailor the course to meet your career goals.

You will be able to demonstrate skills in critical thinking, communication, textual analysis, teamwork, quantitative analysis and research. These abilities are highly valued in a number of career sectors including law, business, education, media, marketing and heritage.


Study abroad

The opportunity to study abroad provides a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, cultural awareness, independence and resourcefulness.

Humanities in the Workplace

You will have the option to undertake the Humanities in the Workplace module in Year 2. Choosing to undertake a work experience placement as part of your studies will show potential employers how you can apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace.

Employers and alumni

You will get the chance to meet with employers and alumni from a range of sectors to build networks for the future and gain insight into what different careers are really like.

Speakers have included:

  • Julian Bird, Chief Executive, Society of London Theatre and Theatrical Management Association
  • Joshua Kneen, IBM
  • Karen Myers, Director of Corporate Communications, IPC Media
  • Matt Sydney, Senior Producer, BBC
  • John Evans, Language Officer, Directorate General for Translation, European Commission

Career Zone

Our Career Zone provides the support you need to prepare for your future career. You can participate in practical sessions to develop your skills; access paid internships and volunteering opportunities; explore postgraduate study options; meet prospective employers; get one-to-one advice and learn how to secure the right job for you.

The Liberal Arts degree at Exeter looks superb! Working in Public Relations, I can definitely see how this degree would be valuable.The flexibility and the diversity of the modules available will give students a well-rounded academic experience while gaining key skills for the workplace. I wish the Liberal Arts degree had been available when I was applying to the University!

Megan Rex, International PR Executive for 2K

BA Creative Writing with French and Film (2009)