On completion of the degree, our students can expect to be employed worldwide in all areas of intercultural language education.
Example roles include:
- Teaching language and intercultural communication in primary, secondary and tertiary levels
- Training other intercultural language teachers
- Designing intercultural language curricula, policies and materials
- Undertaking empirical research into the development of Language and Intercultural Communication
One of our core compulsory courses 'Language and Intercultural Communication Pedagogy' contains micro-teaching activities where students can practice their teaching skills by producing content for and delivering sessions.
Every year we have the pleasure to accommodate representatives from large teacher recruitment agencies, who talk to our students about the benefits of becoming an intercultural language teacher, in addition to conducting interviews with candidates who are short-listed for language teaching posts.
Our programme tutorials are also a great opportunity for networking, discussing potential PhD research opportunities and learning from leading experts in the field. We are keen to give our students opportunities to experience what it is like to work in a high-quality research environment and provide a good introduction for any students interested in undertaking further research at PhD level.
The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service supports all current students (and graduates for up to 2 years) to develop their potential and achieve satisfying and rewarding futures. This is done through individual appointments, group sessions and wider campus-based activity, alongside online services and resources. A diverse programme of face-to-face and online events is delivered throughout the academic year.