Liberal Arts graduate destinations

A Liberal Arts degree provides graduates with skills applicable to a broad range of careers, especially where their creative, analytical, problem-solving and research skills are highly valued.

Data obtained from

  • Single honours Liberal Arts courses (BA), inlcuding those with study abroad
  • Graduates from the UK

Responses were received from 5 UK graduates from 2017/18; this is a response rate of 45.5%

Destinations

Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 40%
Self-employment/freelancing 20%
Running my own business 0%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 0%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 0%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 20%
Taking time out to travel 0%
Caring for someone 0%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 20%
Doing something else 0%

Sector information

Employment sectorNumber of graduates

Publishing of newspapers

1

Performing arts

1
Other sectors (1 sector) 1

Employers and occupations

Examples of occupations

  • Journalist
  • Production Assistant

Further Study

Qualification typePercentage of graduates

Higher degree, mainly by research (e.g. PhD, DPhil, MPhil, MRes)

0%

Higher degree, mainly by taught course (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA)

100%

Postgraduate diploma or certificate (including PGCE/PGDE)

0%

Professional qualification

0%

Undergraduate degree (including integrated master’s degrees) (e.g. BA, BSc, MBChB, MEng)

0%
Other undergraduate diploma or certificate not specified above 0%
Other qualification 0%
Not aiming for a formal qualification 0%

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