Studying English provides students with sought-after transferable skills, the ability to think critically, to analyse and contextualise texts drawn from the English-speaking world and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form. This area of study promotes independence of thought and an imaginative approach to projects, challenges and ideas.
Students have a wide range of choices in this field. Some universities focus on creative writing, others on comparative literature or linguistics, and there are many joint degree combinations available, linking English with :psychology, business management, drama, modern languages, anthropology, biology and history. When applying to study English, it is therefore important to decide if you want to focus on literary texts and their historical context, or the more commercial aspects of the use of language, such as marketing campaigns or digital media. Whatever your interests, you will find a university which caters to them and will provide you with the building blocks you need to shape your future career.
88 per cent of graduates are in employment within six months of finishing their course.
Top five graduate destinations:
Publishing and journalism
Key areas of employment:
Web content management
Film and television
Universities where you can study English: