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




59% 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?

2016 English graduates went on to become:

  • Administrator
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Assistant Curator
  • Associate Consultant
  • AV Assistant
  • Biddable Media Assistant
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Content Executive
  • Digital Marketing Assistant At The Institute Of Art And Idea
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant At Kyle Books
  • English Teacher
  • Events And Administration Coordinator
  • General Management Graduate
  • Social Media
  • HR Assistant and Events Coordinator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Information Assistant
  • Journalist And Social Media Marketing Intern
  • Learning Support Assistant At A Secondary School
  • Library And Resources Assistant
  • Manager Of Book Store
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Membership Clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Tutoring
  • Primary School Teaching Assistant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Sales Marketting Anf Finance Assistant
  • Senior PR Social Media and Content Executive
  • Specialist Permanent Recruitment Consultant
  • Students Union President
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Tesol Teacher
  • Trainee Accountant


Discover what English graduates from other universities went on to do. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Employers: Who do they work for?

2016 English graduates worked with these employers:

  • 59 Productions
  • Ahri
  • Ariston Thermo Group
  • BDE Law
  • Bonnier Publishing
  • British Library
  • Centre For Arts And Humanities Research
  • Channel 17 Ltd
  • Clear Channel UK
  • Com Laude
  • Commsco.
  • EHN Nepal
  • Global Transport Forum
  • Hacker Young
  • Hootsuite Media Inc
  • Kings College London
  • Lexisnexis
  • Lonely Planet
  • Midas Public Relations
  • Natural History Museum
  • Nescot College
  • Northeastern University
  • Nova Hreod Academy
  • One Radar
  • Penguin
  • Publishing Events Ltd
  • Reeds School
  • Refugee Organisation Zurich
  • Self-Employed Journalist
  • Self-Employed Writer
  • Space Studio
  • The Christopher Isherwood Foundation
  • The Huntress Group
  • The Inner Temple
  • The Institute Of Art And Ideas
  • UCCF
  • Wolters Kluwer


Discover who English graduates from other universities went on to work for. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Study: What do they study?

2016 English graduates studied these courses:

  • Contemporary Writing- English Studies MA
  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature
  • Film, TV and Digital Production By Research
  • Graduate Diploma In Law
  • MA In Fashion Journalism
  • MA Contemporaray Literature Theory And Culture
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Critical Theory
  • MA Dramatic Writing
  • MA English Literature
  • MA In Creative Writing
  • MA In Edcuation And Philosophy
  • MA In English
  • MA In History
  • MA In Humanities
  • MA In Medieval Literatures And Languages
  • MA In Modern Literature
  • MA In Victorian Literature
  • MA Literature And Culture
  • MA Playwriting
  • MA Sexual Dissidence
  • MA The Classical World And Its Reception
  • MA Theater And Performance Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • PGCE English Secondary School
  • PGCE Secondary (Drama)
  • PGCE Secondary English
  • Philosophy Of Health And Happiness MA
  • Shakespeare
  • Teach First
  • TEFL China
  • Victorian Lit Art and Culture


Discover what English graduates from other universities went on to study. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Advice and information on further study


Enhance your employability


Job opportunities on University of London careers portal (Some English-related, some not. Why not explore your options?)


  • Theatre Administrator
    A little about the company: The Maltings has operated as an arts and community centre for Farnham since the early 70s. There is a core of successful activities – a music and theatre programme, a flourishing programme of theatre for young people, w...
  • Marketing Assistant
    This is an exciting opportunity to join the marketing department of one of the fastest growing international auction houses. This varied role will involve assisting with integrated marketing campaigns for Bonhams' international network of offices,...
  • Operations Assistant
    The Operations Assistant will support all operations concerning membership, ticketing and audio guide systems. They will assist in setting up the new operations function in our newly formed commercial services department and their integration into...
  • Membership and Commercial Services Assistant
    The Membership and Commercial Services Assistant will support the setup and delivery of a new joined up service supporting the needs of our members and ticket buyers. This role will support the team by providing excellent customer service and gen...
  • Library Assistant (Graduate Traineeship)
    The National Gallery is seeking to appoint a Library Assistant (Graduate Trainee) to provide semi-professional support to the Librarian, by assisting in the operations of the Research Centre. The post-holder will help to ensure that the Library co...
  • Assistant - Book Department
    We have a vacancy for an assistant to join our Book Department. We need someone practical and organised to help provide support across three busy offices, working closely with each office’s team to supplement their many administrative, financial a...



Internships from University of London JobOnline (Some English-related, some not. Why not explore your options?



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