An ability in languages is increasingly valued by employers across all sectors, including industry and business. They recognise that a modern languages degree shows wide cultural experience as well as other personal transferable skills needed in employment.
Your choices go beyond specialist occupations, like interpreting, translation and language teaching. There are many opportunities in hundreds of industries for people with language skills at all levels. This is particularly the case for graduates who enter industry, business, some areas of finance or journalism, or take up jobs or other opportunities across Europe.
Previous French graduates have found positions as:
- senior manager in management consulting
- teacher of English as a foreign language
- senior producer in journalism
- account coordinator in insurance
- editorial assistant in publishing
- development coordinator in charity.
See recent graduate employment case studies.
By studying a degree in French, you will gain the following skills:
- read, write, listen to and speak in the French language
- effectively use reference materials
- develop analytical, critical and specialist skills that can be used in other contexts
- appreciation and openness towards other cultures
- deploy skills in ICT, note taking and summarising, library research, mediation, analysis and problem solving.