Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Cultures Littéraires Européennes

Career Opportunities

The main career perspectives for CLE graduates are:

  • Doctoral research  focused on European literature and cultures. The European Doctorate in Higher Education D.E.S.E. "Les Littératures de lEurope Unie" is structured to develop the Erasmus Mundus CLE Master objectives.

  • A career in the European cultural institutions or local authorities involving a cultural program (development of international exhibitions, development and management of cultural exchange programs; development of cultural contents in various types of associations). Therefore the CLE Master's program encourages students' contacts and collaboration with several institutions such as linguistic and cultural centers, foundations, museums and publishers.

  • A career in the private sector, requiring book-related skills (translations, philological editions) or multicultural skills (cultural mediation, social responsibility agenda), journalism, literary criticism, radio or tv broadcasting, copyediting, public relations. For this reason, the CLE Master’s Program includes several occasions for its students to meet, discuss and collaborate with professionals of these various sectors.


CLE Alumni and the job market's Stats

The European Commission has established through the ESCO office a European classification of skills, competencies, qualifications and occupations.  This tool made it possible to conduct an analysis about the occupational profiles held by CLE Alumni. They are currently employed in a wide variety of fields, exploiting multiple skills. The data found that 19,3% continued their academic careers through doctoral studies and research; 26,1% found employment in teaching; and 54,6% in management, translation, intercultural relations, media and communication, freelancing, and the arts.


Employment openings ALUMNI CLE (2010-2022)


Observing the graph, it can be seen that the percentage of Alumni who decides not to embark on a teaching and research path, doesn’t depend on a change of trajectory, but on a considered choice to take advantage of the program in order to obtain a humanities base, on which to build a career path that ranges in fields other than academics or teaching. In addition, it is interesting to note the wide variety of chosen fields, ranging from management to mediation, from information technology to languages. 

These observations allowed us to launch the H.E.A.D Project which aims to analyze the relationship between the human sciences and the job market.

For more information on the CLE project about communication between university and cultural institutions and enterprises, look at the following links:

Associated Partners
H.E.A.D Humanities and Enterprises Annual Dialogue



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