We are justifiably proud of our excellent record on graduate employment. Our graduates go on to careers in all sectors worldwide. These include the media, industry and commerce, finance, local and central government, administration, translation, interpreting and teaching in schools and universities.
Many of our students also undertake postgraduate study, either in our own department or, for example, on a PGCE, translation or law conversion course. All students have the opportunity to gain employability skills and work experience and we work closely with the University Careers & Employability Service to ensure that the curriculum delivers the skills that graduate employers are looking for.
The year abroad also offers an excellent opportunity to develop these skills. Employers really value graduates who have an international experience as part of their degree studies and this is demonstrated by the wide range of local, national and international employers that our graduates work for. Sessions that our students have taken part in this year include commercial and business awareness, networking skills, how to make the most of careers fairs and employability workshops that include meeting with employers and language graduates.
In partnership with the Careers & Employability Service, we hold an annual Languages Careers Fair, which is attended by some 20 language-related employers who are always keen to meet with our students. The event is always highly regarded by those who attend. The European Commission visits annually to talk to students about translating and interpreting careers within the EU.
Work experience opportunities
Students and graduates can join the successful firstname.lastname@example.org email list which advertises language-related, part-time jobs, vacation work, work placements and graduate positions in the UK and worldwide.
- Latin American Studies MA
- Modern Languages MA
- Cinema and Politics MA
- 18th Century Worlds MA
- French MPhil/PhD
- German MPhil/PhD
- Iberian and Latin American Studies MPhil/PhD
- Italian MPhil/PhD
Qualifying you for life
Three of the languages taught at Liverpool (German, Spanish and French) are the most important languages for UK trade, with Chinese and Portuguese not far behind – also taught at the University of Liverpool.
70% of UK graduates speak only one language and 14% of UK graduates have lost out on getting a job because they have no language skills.
Skills gained during a language degree match the skills graduate employers want eg communication, presentations, working to deadlines, using initiative, working with others, resilience.
As a member of the Russell Group, studying at Liverpool gives students direct access to an extensive range of recruiters operating in all sectors of the economy, and in companies ranging from SMEs to international corporations. Many of these companies and organisations are increasingly seeking graduates who have a global awareness, particularly those who have studied or worked overseas as part of their degree.