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English and History BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

The history and English Literature degree is focused on employability and how you'll be ready for work after graduation.

It aims to stimulate and develop attributes like self-awareness and self-confidence, critical thinking, resourcefulness, adaptability and self-motivation.

Throughout the course you'll learn the following skills:

  • Communicating effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing
  • Dealing effectively with complex information
  • Analysing, thinking and acting critically and creatively
  • Researching
  • Managing time and working to deadlines
  • Working effectively as an individual and as part of a group

In your final year you'll have chance to undertake an independent supervised dissertation project and to engage in work and work-related placements at institutions outside the university.

History and English graduates go on to work in various fields including education, heritage and arts administration, leisure and tourism, public service, law, banking and finance, business and retail, and manufacturing and service sector industries. A significant number of graduates go on to take postgraduate degree courses or graduate teacher training.

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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