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School of Social Sciences and Humanities

English and Publishing

Your careers team

Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the team

Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.

We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

Key skills developed during your degree

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Articulate knowledge and understanding of texts, concepts and theories.
  • Command a broad range of vocabulary and critical terminology.
  • Convey meaning precisely and pick out the essential points from texts.
  • Develop skills in critical reasoning and analysis.
  • Develop time management skills, for example, when meeting essay deadlines;
  • Effectively convey arguments and opinions and encourage independent and creative thought.
  • Gain a good understanding of the uses of information technology and develop a range of IT skills.
  • Have tolerance of ambiguity and of others’ opinions.
  • Lead and participate in discussions and have confidence in your own opinions.
  • Plan and research written and practical work.
  • Use judgment when weighing up different options and alternative perspectives.
  • Work towards a solution using negotiation skills.
  • Work with others when presenting ideas, information and practical work.

Career options

Graduate employment sectors related to your degree:

Graduates from creative degrees often have many transferable skills which can be applicable to a wide variety of jobs and industries, not just the creative sector.

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Social Sciences and Humanties offers a portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes that enable intellectual and creative development and foster transferable and marketable skills, enhancing employment possibilities in a range of fields including art, design, writing, publishing, arts administration and curation.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanties also offers an exciting interdisciplinary research environment. Our research students are supported by our expert staff who have a diverse range of research interests and experience. Becoming a postgraduate research student in the School allows you to have the opportunity to work within an informal and friendly environment, whilst also becoming part of an innovative research community.

Further study elsewhere:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough English and Publishing graduates do?

Destination details for 2018 graduates (under the new Graduate Outcomes survey) is due to be released soon.

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For English and Publishing

  • Main activity: 97.4% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £21,068 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Industry Sectors (professional level roles): 32% were in Professional, scientific and technical activities, 21% were in Education, 11% were in Administrative and support service activities, 11% were in Arts, entertainment and recreation, 11% were in Information and communication.
  • Industry Locations (professional level roles): 39% were working in London, 22% stayed in the East Midlands, 3% were working in the West Midlands, 1% were working in the North West, 1% were working in the South East, 1% were working in Wales and 1% were working in Other EU. 

Employers included:

Bloomsbury Professional, Brookstreet Support Services, FDM Group, London Sports, The Mark Allen Group, Oxford University Press, Rolls Royce, Independent Talent, Waitrose.

Roles included:

Roles included – Assistant for Film Agent, Editorial Associate, HR Graduate, Learning Support Assistant, Legal Assistant, Marketing Associate, Media Executive, Social Media Executive, Web Content Author.

Further Study included:

Further Study included - GDL Law, MA in Book Culture, MA English Literary Studies, MA Media and Cultural Analysis, MA in Medieval Studies, MA in Speech and Language Therapy, PGCE Primary Education, PGCE Secondary English, PHD English Language, SCITT Secondary English.

Further information

Resources to research career areas


Resources to find experience, placements and graduate jobs

There are a wide range of resources available to you to search for placement, internship and work experience opportunities.

There are many opportunities advertised on Careers Online, the University’s online vacancy system.

Resources related to your degree

Creative Industries



 Publishing / the book trade

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

 Sector and labour market information (LMI):