What can I do with my degree?

There are lots of starting points for choosing a career and using your subject is just one of them. Select your faculty and department below to explore some of the many options open to you.

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Think about what 'using your subject' means to you and what you're really looking for. Do you want to apply your subject-specific knowledge or skills to the real world? Or maybe you want to continue to practice and develop these skills? Maybe it's a broader interest in your subject that you want to keep alive by working in a relevant type of organisation?

As a start, use the resources linked below to create your own list of career ideas to research. Remember that the vast majority of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any subject.

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You could also look at what alumni from your department have done using the Graduate Outcomes data we collect and through the University of Sheffield alumni page on LinkedIn.

Search for and contact alumni in your subject through our Graduate case studies database.

Brainstorm ideas and do some initial investigation to find out about research, organisations, start-ups, government bodies and freelancers connected to your subject.

Arts and Humanities

Archaeology
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East Asian Studies
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English
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History
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Languages and Cultures
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Music
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Philosophy
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Engineering

Aerospace Engineering
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Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
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Bioengineering
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Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Civil and Structural Engineering
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Computer Science
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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Materials Science and Engineering
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Mechanical Engineering
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Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Clinical Dentistry
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Medical School
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Nursing and Midwifery
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Orthoptics
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ScHARR
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Speech and Language Sciences
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Science

Biosciences
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Chemistry
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Mathematics and Statistics
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Physics and Astronomy
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Psychology
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Social Sciences

Architecture
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Economics
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Education
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Geography
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Information School
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Journalism
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Landscape
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Law
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Lifelong Learning
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Management
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Politics
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Sheffield Methods Institute
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Sociological Studies
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Urban Studies and Planning
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