Our graduates are among the best in the country and move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers. Some go into media work (publishing, TV research or journalism), marketing, law, accountancy or librarianship. Others become school teachers, teachers of English as a foreign language or university lecturers, while our well-developed links to the creative industries and the heritage and tourism sector provide great opportunities for students wishing to work in those areas.
Five years after graduation, Nottingham English graduates earned on average £29,700, which is the third highest earnings for English graduates at any UK university (behind only Oxford and Cambridge) and £5,681 higher than the median for all universities. Nottingham was also 3rd in the Russell Group with earnings £2,959 above the Russell Group median.*
* Department for Education Longitudinal Education Outcomes data 2017
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).
To enhance their employability students may have the opportunity to take part in bespoke placement and volunteering activities. These opportunities are designed to bridge the gap between academic interests and the world of work, and may be in sectors such as publishing, heritage, marketing, education, the third sector, and more.
For more information, please visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/careers
89.3% of undergraduates from the School of English secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary was £22, 441.*
*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.