We take your future employability very seriously.
Our Modern Languages graduates are extremely well-placed to take full advantage of a globalised jobs market in which languages are increasingly vital skills sought by today’s employers. Equipped with such a splendid ‘passport’, the world can truly be said to be open to you.
Stand out from the crowd
Future employers know that investing in a Modern Languages degree requires rigour and an impressive range of talents, and recognise the transferable skills gained through studying foreign languages and cultures.
The UK has a lack of language skills in the international employment market so opting for a Modern Languages degree is a way to distinguish yourself as a potential high flyer. The UK government also knows this and has identified Modern Languages as a strategically important subject. It is investing £1.2 million in the Routes into Languages programme.
Choose from an array of career choices
92% of our 2014 graduates (DLHE, July 2015) were working or undertaking further study, six months after graduation. They are working in organisations as diverse as:Fleishman-Hillard, the Canadian High Commission in London, UBS Investment Bank, BBC, Pearson Education Limited, London Chamber of Commerce, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Thomson Reuters, Fremantle Media, Citigroup, Crédit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase, Creaseys LLP Chartered Accountants, Mills & Reeve Solicitors, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Department of Health, Burberry, Government Economic Service, Barclays Capital, Little Brown Book Group, Estée Lauder Companies, As & K Media Partnership, Systema Human Information Services GMBH, Bloomberg Tradebrook Europe, Pineapple and Amazon UK.
Views from our students
"After leaving university I went to work for a film and television Public Relations agency in Berlin. I then moved to Milan and worked for a fashion Public Relations agency, and am hoping to continue my career in fashion PR in London.
I think mastering languages opens up many doors for you and makes you an attractive candidate for future employers as you have proved you’re a good communicator."
"I am now an EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher. I have been doing this for the last five years and have never looked back.
I’m also studying part-time for a Masters in Applied Linguistics. On top of everything else I also provide the courts with an expert opinion on Somali dialects to help reach a decision in asylum claims through freelance research work.
At my school in south-east London, I work with mainly French African students and liaise with their parents by using my language skills."
Look at our graduate profiles for more detailed accounts of how gaining a Modern Languages degree at Royal Holloway helped shape the future careers of some of our students.