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 15 UK graduates from 2018/19; this is a response rate of 52%

Destinations

Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 27%
Self-employment/freelancing 0%
Running my own business 7%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 0%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 7%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 33%
Taking time out to travel 0%
Caring for someone 7%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 20%
Doing something else 0%

Employers and occupations

Examples of exmployers

  • The Hands Up Project
  • PwC
  • Community Therapeutic Services

Examples of occupations

  • Associate
  • Support Worker
  • Teacher

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)

14%

Postgraduate diploma or certificate (including PGCE/PGDE)

0%

Professional qualification

0%

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

43%
Other undergraduate diploma or certificate not specified above 14%
Other qualification 28%
Not aiming for a formal qualification 0%

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