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Education in Humanities may be versatile and comprehensive, which means that all-round learning and capabilities for a wide variety of assignments are the assets of graduates in the world of work. Students may also structure their studies to suit assignments requiring specialised competence, in which case subject choices included in the degree will play a significant role. A student’s own orientation, interests and active accumulation of working life skills and knowledge as well as networks always play a role in the field of Humanities. Academic skills developed during the studies, such as language skills, teamwork and communication skills, information acquisition and processing skills as well as problem-solving skills, are skills required in working life.

You can also obtain teaching qualifications as a subject teacher in languages and in several other humanities.

Humanities graduates mostly find employment within private companies as well as local and central governments. Another way for degree-holders to find employment is to start a business. Common job assignments include various teacher’s and educator’s positions, as well as translation and research work. Humanities graduates work in a wide variety of positions. In addition to those mentioned above, common fields include communication and media, planning, development and administration as well as various research assignments.

Among others, graduates work in the following areas:

  • the media
  • libraries
  • cultural administration
  • museums and archives
  • research institutes
  • organisations
  • businesses.

The range of subjects available in Faculties of Humanities or Arts varies by university.