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What could a degree do for me?


Our students study for many reasons; personal development, to gain an academic qualification or to start or progress their career.


Why should I study a degree?

Your course and university experience will give you skills which can be transferred to a wide variety of careers. Such skills include communication, persuasion, analytical and problem-solving skills, time management and working under pressure. All these are very desirable to employers.

CLL students offer employers evidence of their ability to manage a blend of life and work experience that graduate recruiters look for in their selection processes.

As many graduate jobs are open to students from all degree subjects, there is a huge range of career possibilities. For example, jobs in marketing, finance and HR. You could also work in a range of sectors such as arts, culture and recreation, energy and utilities, public services and transport.

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Did you know?

The University of Warwick is the third most targeted university in the country by employers*

*Source: High Fliers Report 2019/2020


Careers support available

Student Opportunity enable our students at all levels to devise and implement their lifelong learning career plans, advising on the range of employment opportunities open to you.

Typically, CLL graduates will be committed, motivated, skilled in time management and be able to work effectively with a diverse range of people. All Warwick students get the chance to network with employers at careers fairs on campus and through local volunteering opportunities facilitated by Warwick Volunteers.

Those with existing work records can add to their appeal through higher education study, developing critical thinking, creative problem-solving and effective report writing skills as well as adding specific knowledge to their practical experience.

Where could a degree take me?

  • Teacher: primary and secondary
  • Community worker
  • Social researcher
  • Manager of early years settings
  • Business development manager
  • Family support worker
  • Management trainee
  • Counsellor
  • Local government officer
  • Caseworker (MP)