The future is bright for Arts and Humanities students

Arts and Humanities at Swansea University: Degrees that teach you to think bigger

Through studying Art and Humanities subjects at Swansea, you can develop the skills, knowledge and experience that will open doors to a bright future. 

As part of your studies

Our degree programmes are designed to develop your employability as part of your overall academic development, through subject knowledge, through the way that you are taught and assessed, and through specific employability modules.  

Many of our degrees offer work placement modules. Depending on your programme of study, they can include placements with schools, the Welsh Assembly, the Dylan Thomas Prize, Swansea City FC, translation companies and many more.  Other modules help you to prepare for the world of work through projects, group work, industry speakers and networks, and career-focused content.

Alongside your studies

Our Employability team creates opportunities for you to gain co-curricular experience that can help you decide what your future direction might be and give you the edge when it comes to job applications and interviews.  Each year, we offer a range of high quality paid and voluntary placements based in College of Arts and Humanities.  Opportunities vary each year - many are linked to staff research and high profile events such as the Being Human Festival and the Dylan Thomas Prize.  Other example include departmental roles, such as helping to maintain your department’s online presence through social media and writing blogs, being part of the editorial team for your departmental student journal or helping with short-term research projects.  

Employability Fair

Alongside Swansea University’s annual Careers Fair, we run the College of Arts and Humanities Employability Fair.  This event hosts subject-specific organisations operating in industries such as publishing, teaching, media, translation, politics, heritage, academia and entrepreneurship, to name a few.  This is a chance to gain ideas and inspiration on how to shape your own future from people who are working in these areas and from recent graduates who have moved into the world of work.

Advice and guidance

The College of Arts and Humanities’ Employability team is your first stop on the road to the future that you want to create.  The team is dedicated to supporting you with your careers and employability-related development and has close links with Swansea University’s Employability Academy, ensuring that you get support and advice tailored to your needs.  Drop-in sessions, talks and information resources are available throughout the year.  

In their own words...

As you can see from the videos below our graduates are employed in diverse and dynamic vocations such as marketing, sales and advertising; commercial, industrial and public sectors; education; business, law and finance; journalism, media and PR; creative and professional writing; sport; social and welfare professions; heritage and tourism; government and politics; foreign affairs and diplomatic corps; humanitarian organisations; teaching English as a foreign language and some are employed as translators. 

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