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What do English graduates do?

Learning about what English graduates have gone on to do can be a great way of coming up with ideas for your own career.


64% of English graduates who are in work or study are in graduate level work, postgraduate study or both six months after graduation. 

Jobs: Which jobs do they do?

2015 English graduates went on to become:

  • Arts officers, producers and directors
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
  • Business and related associate professionals 
  • Business sales executives
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Educational support assistants
  • Elected officers and representatives
  • Further education teaching professionals
  • Houseparents and residential wardens
  • Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
  • Market research interviewers
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Officers of non-governmental organisations
  • Personal assistants and other secretaries
  • Public relations professionals
  • Sales accounts and business development managers
  • School secretaries
  • Secondary education teaching professionals
  • Teaching and other educational professionals
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals 


Discover what English graduates from other universities went on to do. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Employers: Who do they work for?

2015 English graduates worked with these employers:

  • Carnival films
  • Colmar Ltd
  • Curve Communications
  • Dualit
  • English Works
  • Francis Taylor Building
  • Fukushima Board of Education
  • Gartner
  • Honda UK
  • Incisive Media
  • Jubilee High School
  • Kaminario
  • NCS
  • Phonica Records
  • Polytechnic College
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • RWS
  • Spectra
  • SpiderPR
  • St Matthew's Westminster
  • Teach First
  • The Edge Picture Company
  • The LAD Bible GroupW
  • indsor Girls School
  • Zooplus AG


Discover who English graduates from other universities went on to work for. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Study: What do they study?

2015 English graduates studied these courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MA Classical Art and Archaeology
  • MA Creative Writing in Poetic Practice
  • MA English
  • MA French and Francophone Studies
  • MA Gender Media Culture
  • MA in English Literature
  • MA in Televsion Journalism
  • MA in Victorian Literature, Art & Culture
  • MA Musical Theatre
  • MA Victorian Art, Literature and Culture
  • MSc Global Politics
  • National Council Training Journalist Course
  • PGCE Primary Teaching (English)
  • PGCE Secondary Teaching (English)
  • Screenwriting in Film & Television


Discover what English graduates from other universities went on to study. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Advice and information on further study


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Jobs & internships for English students

 * Destinations data is based on the 2014/15 DLHE survey



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