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    Interested in what career paths present and past Classics students have undertaken. Are there any interesting internships, placements you can get, besides assisting in archaeology digs?
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    I'm not a Classics graduate (about to apply for joint honours Classics and English), but I can tell you about what the Classics graduates who I know have done.

    A lot of them have gone into teaching. Cambridge and KCL offer Latin PGCEs. I was at the Nottingham open day recently, and one of the Classics lectures there said that there was so much demand for Classics teachers that some of her students had skipped the PGCE and gone straight into teaching.

    Classics is a pretty versatile degree, so lots of people go into careers in the civil service, go into journalism, politics or do a Law conversion. However, it isn't a vocational degree, so I can't think of any internships other than in Classics teaching or in something archaeology-related (on a dig or in a museum).
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    (Original post by Velasco)
    Interested in what career paths present and past Classics students have undertaken. Are there any interesting internships, placements you can get, besides assisting in archaeology digs?
    You can do whatever you want. Classics, History, English, Philosophy are all non-vocational, so you are by no means restricted to a specific career path. For some reason the majority of people think that say, if you study History you are limited to a job related to History, the reality is that this isn't true and is hugely ignorant. Finance, Law, Journalism, Teaching, whatever is open to you.
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    What does law conversion mean, exactly? Like a postgraduate study to bring you up to speed?
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    (Original post by Velasco)
    Interested in what career paths present and past Classics students have undertaken. Are there any interesting internships, placements you can get, besides assisting in archaeology digs?
    Of course. Classics is history, language, literature, art, archaeology and philosophy, and dozens of other things. You can specialise in any area which takes your fancy, archaeology is a pretty small side of it.

    I did an internship recently in digital Classics, i.e. using computer programs to study epigraphy and manuscripts and other digitised research materials. You can also do literature and linguistics pathways, placements in Classical summer schools, and of course teaching.

    Most people go on to do something unrelated to Classics, or vaguely related, as with most non-vocational degrees.
 
 
 
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