Career Prospects

Our degree courses are gateways to many careers. By developing your understanding of the ways that English works – in the professions, in literature, in academia – and how it has developed as a communication tool for millions of people worldwide, they prepare you for employment in a vast range of areas, such as business and finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

Our graduates are highly successful in going onto further study and careers at prestigious institutions where advanced communication skills, analytical abilities and cultural awareness are highly sought after. As well as the types of careers available through the study of language, the skills gained from studying literature can lead to a wide variety of careers including:

  • Editing
  • Education 
  • Journalism 
  • Law 
  • Publishing 
  • Writing
  • Business and finance
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Government
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*Statistics supplied by the Admissions and Career Development Office. 

 

Statistics on Further Study

81.6% of our graduates choose to further their education and were admitted by the world top universities all over the world. According to the 2017/18 QS World University Rankings, 1 graduates were admitted by the University of Cambridge and 5 were admitted by the University of Oxford.

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Career Development

On completing our programme, our graduates may find the following potential employees:

BA English Language and Applied Linguistics

The study of language, and the skills gained, can lead to a wide variety of careers including:

  • Advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Business and management

  • Communications

  • Copywriting

  • Data collection and analysis

  • Events management

  • International business

  • Language teaching

  • Language testing

  • Language school management

  • Market research

  • Media work

  • Research and academia

  • Translating and interpreting

BA English Language and Literature (2+2)

As well as the types of careers available through the study of language, the skills gained from studying literature can lead to a wide variety of careers including:

  • Editing
  • Education 
  • Journalism 
  • Law 
  • Publishing 
  • Writing

BA English with International Business

Studying international business with a strong focus on English language prepares our graduates for a wide range of careers in global organisations and companies around the world.

  • Finance
  • Government
  • Public institutions
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Words from Graduates

Undergraduate (English Language and Applied Linguistics, English with International Business, English Language and Literature)

Postgraduate (MA in Applied Linguistics/ELT)

Postgraduate (MA in Interpreting and Translation, Mandarin and English)