Build your future
Develop your skillset, expand your analytical abilities and add an impressive achievement to your CV - a master's degree from Reading can set you on the right career-path.
"I started as an Assistant Production Editor at Oxford University Press nine months ago and have recently been promoted to a Production Editor. I am very busy right now working on 40 books, including Classics, Philosophy, and Religion titles. It's very good fun!"
A postgraduate degree in the ancient world enables students to develop strong transferable skills such as critical thinking, adaptability, research capabilities, diligence, independence, and the ability to understand people and situations across different cultures. A recent CBI Education and Skills Survey found that "employers focus above all on the attitudes and aptitudes that will enable graduates to be effective in the workplace", including teamwork, analysis, literacy and communication skills - all of which you will develop as part of your Classics degree at Reading.
"Postgraduate study teaches you the life skills you wouldn't necessarily have developed on your undergraduate course, and helps you to stand out from the crowd."
Classics is one of the most established disciplines in the academic world, and the prestige of postgraduate degrees in this subject makes our graduates highly sought after. Examples of recent graduate destinations include:
|Burns & Wilcox||San Luis Obispo County History Center|
|Canterbury Christchurch University||Secretariat of Cypus, Presidency of the EU|
|Duke University, USA||Shaw Gibbs|
|Nationwide Building Society||Taylor & Francis Group|
|NHS Foundation Trust||University of Manchester|
|Nordea Bank||Ure Museum|
|Oxford University Press||Various schools|
A bridge to doctoral study
A master's degree builds on the skills which you develop as an undergraduate, and introduces you to a new vista of research skills and independent study. Learning an ancient language is part of all of our master's courses, which further prepares you for doctoral research. By the end of your postgraduate degree you will have all of the knowledge and abilities required to move on to your PhD.
boost YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS
Past students have entered a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers. Discover what doors your degree could open.