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Students who complete Classics courses gain proficiency in a wide variety of skills.

This includes comprehension skills (through close reading of different texts from a range of genres), skills in analysis (through an interrogation of the arguments of scholars) and communication skills (by presenting their arguments both orally and in writing).

The most recent research has shown that employers are looking for graduates with demonstrated skills in research, writing and communication, both written and oral. They tend to value such skills above other, more narrowly based vocational skills such as technical skills. And, increasingly, with no such thing as a ‘job for life’ and today’s graduates expected to change careers two or three times within their working life, graduates require broad, generic skills which will enable them to adapt quickly to a changing job market.

The variety and multi-disciplinary nature of the courses that Classics offers (art, architecture, archaeology, literature, culture, history) gives students not only a broad range of skills but a flexibility of experience that will enable them to adapt quickly in a shifting environment.

What sort of jobs can this degree lead too?

  • Museum Curator
  • Archivist
  • Archaeologist
  • Research Librarian
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher
  • Public Service
Department of Classics, Archaeology
& Ancient History

Level 7, Napier Building


T: +61 8 8313 4249
School of Humanities