Where can a BA English and Media course take me?

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    I'm planning on doing a BA English and Media course at BCU in 2017 and I was wondering where it can actually take me, work wise apart from teaching.
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    (Original post by Haribo_Krissy)
    I'm planning on doing a BA English and Media course at BCU in 2017 and I was wondering where it can actually take me, work wise apart from teaching.
    There are an extraordinary range of graduate jobs which don't require a particular academic background—often, employers want to know that you have a degree with a 2.1 or a first, as it shows you can work at something for a while, and they'd like you to have that degree from a decent university, but they're not very interested in what exactly you studied or where you studied it. So there's a huge range of things you could be doing with an English & Media degree—my first job after my degree in English was in medical e-learning.

    So the possibilities are kind of too numerous to try listing them, and you need to think yourself about which fields you might like to work in. What can be more important than the topic of your degree is your ability to show that you're interested in whatever field(s) you wind up applying in. This makes getting some kind of experience on your CV during your degree very useful—summer jobs, internships, university societies and so on can be a big advantage. It can help to identify one or two fields you might be interested in early on and see if you can get any opportunities in those.

    The disadvantage of doing a non-vocational degree is that you don't get a ready-made and explicit system of career progression on graduating. But the related advantages are the freedom to define, with a little preparation and thought, a career that you personally want, and kind of flexibility that readies you for putting in applications for graduate posts in a range of fields at once if necessary.
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    (Original post by QHF)
    There are an extraordinary range of graduate jobs which don't require a particular academic background—often, employers want to know that you have a degree with a 2.1 or a first, as it shows you can work at something for a while, and they'd like you to have that degree from a decent university, but they're not very interested in what exactly you studied or where you studied it. So there's a huge range of things you could be doing with an English & Media degree—my first job after my degree in English was in medical e-learning.

    So the possibilities are kind of too numerous to try listing them, and you need to think yourself about which fields you might like to work in. What can be more important than the topic of your degree is your ability to show that you're interested in whatever field(s) you wind up applying in. This makes getting some kind of experience on your CV during your degree very useful—summer jobs, internships, university societies and so on can be a big advantage. It can help to identify one or two fields you might be interested in early on and see if you can get any opportunities in those.

    The disadvantage of doing a non-vocational degree is that you don't get a ready-made and explicit system of career progression on graduating. But the related advantages are the freedom to define, with a little preparation and thought, a career that you personally want, and kind of flexibility that readies you for putting in applications for graduate posts in a range of fields at once if necessary.

    Oh okay, thank you that helps me so much.
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    (Original post by Haribo_Krissy)
    Oh okay, thank you that helps me so much.
    No problem, I'm glad if it was helpful. Good luck!
 
 
 
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