School of the Arts, English and Drama

Undergraduate study



99% of our English graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduation (DLHE, 2016; full-time, UK, first-degree graduates on English courses with at least 50% English content who were available for work or study).

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Amazon
  • BBC
  • Bloomsbury
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Debenhams
  • Department of Culture, Media and Sport
  • Gap
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Guardian News and Media Group
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Maney Publishing
  • National Deaf Children's Society
  • Open University Press
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Penguin Random House
  • Telegraph Media Group
  • Universal Music Group
  • Xerox

What do our graduates do?

Many of our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in creative industries such as the theatre and television. Jobs have ranged from freelance stage manager to actor and playwright, while many recent graduates now have marketing roles with publishers, as well as companies such as Curve Theatre and the Royal Opera House.

Many of our graduates have pursued careers in journalism and other areas of the media, with jobs including magazine editor, broadcast assistant, PR executive, and media researcher. Recent destinations have included Channel 4, Warner Bros, and the Telegraph Media Group.

Our students often share their enthusiasm for literature after graduating by going on to train as teachers in primary and secondary education. The critical thinking and presentation skills they learn while studying with us, as well as the ability to communicate effectively, provide them with the necessary confidence and skills to become inspiring and successful teachers.