A degree in English can open up a broad range of career choices for you. Our graduates have followed careers in journalism and publishing, media, creative writing, arts management, librarianship, business management and personnel. Others go on to train as teachers or pursue research careers through further study at masters or PhD level.
graduate brochureto see where a degree in English can take you and find out where some of our graduates are now.
We recognise the importance of cultivating employability throughout your time with us. At every stage of your degree, we offer careers workshops and regularly invite professionals in a range of careers to come and talk to students. You can choose to take our working-with-literature module in year two which has an internship embedded into the module.
In addition to subject-specific skills, you can develop a wide range of transferable skills, such as:
- excellent communication, research and presentation skills
- critical reasoning and analysis
- time management
- planning and researching written work
- articulating knowledge, concepts and theories
- independent study.
These skills will allow you to succeed in a wide range of careers.
Postgraduate study with Plymouth
MA English Literature offers you a pathway into further study: here you can explore the ever-evolving world of literature and culture through an exciting array of thematic modules, spanning a broad range of periods from the early modern to the present.