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English and Creative Writing BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

The English and creative writing course is designed to foster a range of transferable skills desirable to employers, such as advanced literacy and communication skills, critical thinking, organisational skills, intercultural awareness and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others in a team. After you graduate you'll have many career opportunities open to you, in a wide range of fields including public relations, publishing, journalism, advocacy and campaigning, copy writing, advertising and marketing, management, the legal professions, administration, business and training.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

A number of students go on to take postgraduate courses in, for example, (Applied) Linguistics, Creative Writing, Speech Therapy, Translation, Publishing, Journalism and graduate teacher training.

Creative writing alumni

Stefan Mohamed. Photo credit: Ben IllisStefan Mohamed. Photo credit: Ben IllisRecent Creative Writing BA student Stefan Mohamed's novel Bitter Sixteen was published by Salt. He started the novel during his Narrative Techniques Special Study in his final year.

Bitter Sixteen also won the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Times Children's Book of the Week.

Professor Peter Stead, chairman of the Dylan Thomas Prize, describes the story: "Into what seems to be a very real and familiar world Stefan Mohamed introduces a 16 year old superhero and his even more remarkable dog. All kinds of crazy amorous and criminal adventures ensure but our author's vivid imagination, story-telling power, humour and mastery of punchy dialogue ensure that we eagerly hang on throughout this refreshingly original novel."

Stefan's novella Stuff is also published as an ebook.

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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