European Languages & Cultures

This area is about European languages and cultures, mainly involving countries of the European Union.

This involves learning about the historical and contemporary experiences of Europeans.

This usually also involves learning a European language: French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Knowledge of about European languages and culture is useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • Translator or interpreter
  • European languages teacher
  • International businessperson
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

137% of national
median earnings


Employment

62%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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