Classics and Ancient History students from universities such as Durham are highly valued by employers, who realise that, in studying for your degree, you have acquired skills which are readily transferable in the jobs market. You have learned, for example, to think logically, to compile and evaluate evidence and to express yourself clearly and succinctly both orally and in writing. Our graduates have found their way into careers as diverse as the computing, civil service, gold dealing, insurance, journalism, law, accountancy, public relations and the theatre.
A significant number of our students progress onto higher level study following their degree in Classics and Ancient History. Some remain within their academic field of interest and pursue a Masters, notably at Durham but also other prestigious institutions. Others take a different route and pursue professional postgraduate programmes in (for example) law, finance and teaching.