Career Opportunities


Students who major in English literature, linguistics or cultural studies acquire skills that make them employable in a range of possible fields. Employers are increasingly searching for independent learners who can communicate well, have a solid aptitude for critical thinking and can easily process information. Students who have mastered these skills are well suited to a job market that demands the ability to think creatively and to adapt to a changing workplace in an on-going way. Our graduates are trained to become life-long learners who will continue to deepen their knowledge and develop their critical reasoning faculties throughout their lives.

Professions that demand advanced skills in writing, critical thinking, research, communication and textual analysis include publishing, journalism, law, teaching, and library science. The ability to write well and argue persuasively is also fundamental to careers in advertising, marketing, public relations, tourism and business. Students might also choose to pursue an academic career at a university, or become a creative writer or even a filmmaker. Your education in our undergraduate and post-graduate English courses, in short, is an essential stepping-stone towards any of these long-term career goals.

For additional information on career opportunities for students with a degree in English Studies, as well as information on the value of a degree in the Humanities, see:


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Nhlamulo (Lucky) Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3519
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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