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Career paths you can choose after BA (Hons) English Literature

September 3, 2021

BA (Hons) English is a popular course that many students pursue after class 12. Students from humanities, as well as other disciplines, are interested in BA (Honours) English. English being such a diverse language can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Here are a few career options you can choose from after a BA English degree:


  • Go for higher studies: There are a plethora of courses to pursue after completing BA (Honours) English. A few of the options include MA in English, MA in Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Management Studies, Linguistics, and International Relations. Many students of BA (Honours) English choose to study in countries such as the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


  • Journalism: A career in journalism needs good writing and communication skills. BA (Honours) English equips you with good writing skills as well as research skills. As a BA English Honours graduate, you can become a sub-editor, reporter or an editorial assistant in newspapers, new web portals, and even work for magazines.


  • Advertising: This field of work requires the perfect blend of creativity and communication skills. Several other skills such as storytelling and writing are needed in this field. You will get to hone these skills while earning your BA English degree.


  • Content writing: If you have a flair for writing that connects well with the people, content writing is a good career option for you. Having studied English extensively for three consecutive years, you definitely earn a good command over the language. Content marketing is more of brand-focused content where you will be expected to create content that is relevant, valuable and useful to a targeted audience. These days, there are many personal bloggers who write about things they are passionate about. Many brands collaborate with such bloggers to create awareness about their brands, products and services


  • Publishing houses: If you are an avid reader and a bibliophile, you have a good chance of landing a job in a publishing house. Publishing houses offer a variety of opportunities for people with different skills and interests. With a BA English Honours degree, you can become a copy editor or proofreader in a publishing house. A copy editor reviews the work of someone else to make sure that it is grammatically correct. While a proofreader does the final checking of the content and ensures it is free of grammatical errors and typos before sending it for publishing.


Want to pursue a BA English Literature course? Looking for a good college?

Our three-year BA (Honours) English Literature program is designed to help students analyse English Literature beyond its traditional concepts.  By studying for one more additional year, students can also earn an advanced diploma.





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