A degree in English can open a great many doors. Employers recognise the highly developed skills English graduates can develop during their studies, including:

  • Effective writing skills
  • The ability to articulate ideas and opinions
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • The ability to lead and influence discussions
  • Creative thinking
  • Cultural awareness
  • IT skills

Visit the Prospects website to view your options with an English degree

Here are two useful factsheets, which argue the case for the usefulness of an English degree in the current labour market:

Some typical career paths

Useful sources of work placements, job vacancies and information

Professional bodies and related associations