Depending on how you look at it, taking a non-vocational degree i.e. Modern Languages could be fantastic or terrible.
So I was wondering what careers you're hoping to pursue after completing your languages degree. I'm about to start my A2 exams and planning to study either Spanish, French and German or a more career-focused psychology with Spanish at university.
I was also wondering what you know about opportunities for post-graduate study within the language and linguistics department e.g. masters, phds etc...
So... what are your plans?
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- Thread Starter
- 23-08-2015 21:51
- 25-08-2015 01:22
I come from a forces background where I served 5 years on nuclear powered submarines. It was the best time of my life so far. During that time I passed an aptitude test for languages and was selected to be trained in a Middle Eastern tongue. the pay and work that I would hsve been undergoing was phenomenal. If I would have had a degree prior to joining though it would have been even better. Linguists in the forces are highly sought after and you will enter as an officer with a degree. There are many options to choose from too with what you would be using the language for, be it passively or actively in interrogation or as a handler for foreign assets. The natural progression from this type of work is the security services. They often recruit from the forces. To give you a ball park wage..... As a rating submariner after two years I was earning 34000 a year but if I would have been a linguist I would have been handed a 7k signing bonus plus operational pay etc which would have put my annual salary up to around the 50k mark. Officers earn significantly more than this. Any questions on the forces as an option, feel free to ask :-)