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Careers in English, writing and theatre

Where could English, writing and theatre take you?

English and writing

Your love of literature and creative writing can take you into a range of professions where literacy, critical thinking and communication skills are highly valued. Employers appreciate the ability of our graduates to research effectively, analyse rigorously and communicate with style. You’ll also get the creative and artistic skills that are important in many vocations.


Theatre studies builds skills for your CV, makes you stand out from the crowd, increases your confidence and creativity, improves your public speaking and presentation skills, teaches you practical project management and enhances your understanding of multimedia.

Career paths

Career paths you might explore with a degree in English, writing or theatre include:

•    Arts administration
•    Communications
•    Events management
•    Journalism and broadcasting
•    Media training
•    Marketing
•    Policy analyst
•    Public relations
•    Publishing and editing
•    Speech or travel writing, blogging or reviews
•    Teaching

Meet our graduates

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