What can I do with...

...a classical studies degree?

Confused by your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your classical studies degree.



Having chosen to do a classical studies degree, you might believe that you’re destined to become a senior curator at the British Museum or develop a career in academia. However, a classical studies degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of challenging sectors…



Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but your classical studies degree will also help you to develop a wealth of useful skills…

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Cultural Awareness

Chief amongst your skills is an understanding of other cultures and how they function in a multicultural world.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Language Skills

You will have (hopefully) the ability to speak, read and write in another language – more likely two, if you have studied a combined language degree.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.


You speak clearly, you’re confident, and you can hold the attention of a room. Every time you give a presentation, you have the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. Not literally, though! That’d be weird.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Still stuck for inspiration? Check out the different roles you could secure with your classical studies degree…

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