A wider perspective and more options: investigating the longer term employability of humanities graduates

ISBN: 0-9541709-3-8
March, 2006

Understanding what graduates do after leaving university has mainly depended upon statistics collected six months after graduation. A wider perspective and more options is based on in-depth interviews with humanities graduates from the 1970s onwards and captures something of the diversity of career paths followed by graduates in so-called ‘non-vocational’ disciplines. The report will be a valuable resource for lecturers and careers advisors seeking to help humanities students prepare for life after graduation. The research was funded by the Higher Education Academy. It is a partnership of the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology and the English Subject Centre.