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 master 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 under-graduate and post-graduate English courses, in short, is an essential stepping stone towards any of these long-term career goals.


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