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English Language & Linguistics BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

You'll graduate with a strong awareness of the nature of language and its use in written and oral communication. This will make you ideally suited to a wide range of professional sectors. These include:

  • education
  • business
  • media
  • publishing
  • translation
  • caring professions
  • charity and international development
  • public relations

Many graduates progress to postgraduate courses in linguistics, journalism, media, translation, speech therapy, law conversion courses, publishing and education.

What our graduates say

Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.

Name: Clare Tomes
Course: English Language and Linguistics BA(Hons)

"I am extremely pleased that I chose to study this course at Kingston University. I wanted to choose a subject that would open up exciting career prospects and this degree certainly has done this.

My passion for the subject, the modules offered, and the great teaching staff allowed me to achieve a first-class degree. The broad range of modules in the course, combined with the commitment of the tutors is something which contributes to the success of this degree. Without having done the degree, I would not have been able to pursue my ambition to start a career in the publishing industry. This is something that has been possible, via the Publishing MA that Kingston University also offers.

I would highly recommend choosing this course as it will provide you with many exciting opportunities."


Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Customer service manager
  • Communications officer
  • Data administration
  • Education and teaching


  • Surrey County Council
  • Woodberry Down Primary School
  • Dennis Publishing
  • Priority Management Training, London

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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