Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences is the perfect degree if you have a specific job in mind after graduation. Very few employers look for a graduate skilled in only one area, so an interdisciplinary portfolio can make you the most accomplished candidate for any job.
Think big — If your dream job is to work for the United Nations, just one area of expertise isn’t enough. The purpose of the United Nations is to face common problems in today’s world, manage shared responsibilities, and work together to achieve an inclusive and sustainable global community.
One example of a United Nations role you might think about is Management Officer for the United Nations Environment Programme. This requires a diverse skill-set, as well as a portfolio of subject knowledge which you cannot get from one single honours degree. You would need:
- Degree in Biological Sciences or Natural Sciences
- Proficiency in French (the language of the United Nations)
- Familiarity with politics and different government structures
- Knowledge of international relations
- Experience of working with people with different specialisms
Our flexible Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences programme will allow you to meet these wide-ranging criteria. You can combine modules from Environmental Sciences, French, Politics and International Relations, whilst our core modules will give you an even broader access to specialists from all areas of the University.
With such a relevant portfolio, you will walk into the United Nations feeling very confident about your job interview. Bonne chance!
Dr Julia Myatt is a Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology and Morphology. Her research interests have focused on the morphology-behaviour-habitat interface in non-human Great Apes and the collective behaviour of group-living animals.