Careers for English graduates

English is one of the most rewarding degree subjects you can take at university, giving you the opportunity to study a challenging and diverse range of literature written in English, including poems, fiction, plays and essays. You will get to know the writings of particular authors, movements, and periods in great detail and develop your own interests in English literature and language – interests that we hope will remain with you for the rest of your life. 

An English degree will equip you with analytical and writing skills that are readily transferable into many other situations and many professions. It opens up the opportunity to go into a great variety of careers.

Click on the link below to find out which professions our students go into after graduating, and how an English degree can help you develop core highly marketable skills, opening up a wide range of opportunities.

If you'd like to find out more about our almuni/ae and the paths they have taken after graduating from the Faculty of English, we'd recommend taking a look at the following pages:

Admission support films

Virtual open day panel


Taster lecture on Shakespeare with Prof Emma Smith

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