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%


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


Performing arts

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)


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


Postgraduate diploma or certificate (including PGCE/PGDE)


Professional qualification


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

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

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