Careers

The rigorous training you get from a Classics Degree at Cambridge puts you in a very strong position on the job market. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers, and go on to a range of stimulating and challenging careers.

We have Cambridge Classics graduates working in the fields of law, journalism, banking, the civil service, marketing, academia and school teaching - amongst many others.

L'Oreal Executive

Elizabeth, National Account Executive, L’Oreal (King’s, 2007)

Cambridge provides a Careers Service free of charge to all students which can help you consider the options for your future career and will assist you in making successful job applications of all sorts.

Screenwriter

Rob, Screenwriter, Film Industry Worker, and Tutor (King’s 2007)

I studied Classics at Cambridge from 2008-2011 and I now do odd jobs in the British Film Industry alongside private-tutoring while I work on my own screenwriting.

Studying Classics is something that often baffles or bemuses my friends but in truth, it’s one of the best decisions I ever made.

Economist

Isabel, Economist at an investment research firm, (Downing, 2007)

Teacher

Olivia, Teacher of Classics (King’s, 2006)

Law Conversion

Before I started at Cambridge, I could only guess at how much a Classics degree would teach me – all I knew was that I was excited. The whirlwind of learning about everything from the surprisingly understandable struggles of prehistoric civilisations down to frankly scandalous Roman histories, and everything in between (with a generous helping of Latin and Greek), has been an unforgettable experience.

HM Treasury

I work at HM Treasury, where my job is to advise the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other Treasury Ministers on the best way to invest the billions that the Government spends on infrastructure in order to support productivity and economic growth. My degree in Classics (I was at Emmanuel College from 2010 to 2013) was excellent preparation for the world of work. It taught me to think critically, and structure arguments in a clear and concise way that allows Ministers to understand complex policy issues.