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Categories: English and Creative Writing, Undergradute
Students are looking more critically than ever before at the courses that universities are offering. Today’s students want to study subjects that are going to take them onto the next level of their journey, improve their skills, and increase their job prospects. It is not just about choosing the right university; it is also about choosing the right course. Studying a BA (Hons) English degree at the University of Bolton can do all the above and much more. But how does a BA English course improve your employability?
Most people assume that if you are undertaking an English degree, you are looking for a specific career in writing or publishing, or are going onto further study in English with a Masters and maybe even a PhD in English. However, studying English can help you gain a career in many other sectors as well. This is because it equips you with five essential skills that every employer in Manchester, the North West and the rest of the country is looking for.
Employability Skills Gained by Studying English
One of the primary skills that you need in the workplace is the ability to articulate ideas. Studying English involves reading and understanding a range of different texts and then being able to communicate this understanding both verbally and in writing.
Good research and writing skills are essential in most career sectors. Studying a BA English degree also requires outstanding research and writing skills. While few students start degree courses with excellent research skills, practise, and the right support and feedback mean that these skills quickly improve and can be transferred to the workplace.
Independent working is something that every good university encourages and supports. While research and debate require students to work together and bounce ideas off each other, writing high-quality essays, dissertations, and exams require the ability to work alone, to manage your workload, and understand where your focus is needed the most. Writing at degree level also develops your ability to look critically at your work and see where and how it can be improved. This is certainly something most employers will be glad to see on your CV.
And let’s not forget time management and teamwork. These are two other reasons why an English degree will improve your employability. These transferable skills are a must in any sector. Good employees know how to work with others and manage their time and workload effectively.
Why Choose the University of Bolton for your English Degree?
Whether you are looking to go on and study a Masters in English or are looking to begin your career, an English degree from the University of Bolton gives you the skills that you will need. We pride ourselves on being #UniAsItShouldBe; providing high-quality teaching and learning in a supportive, creative and enjoyable environment. Join Bolton University in January and find out for yourself why we have been named No.1 for Student Satisfaction three years running.*
Get in Touch
Improve your employability by studying English at the University of Bolton as part of the January 2021 intake. Get in touch today to find out more about the course and how it could benefit your future career. Our award-winning Student Services Team is here for you if you have any questions relating to life in Greater Manchester, accommodation, wellbeing, finance, funding or disability support.
*Complete University Guide 2021, 2020, 2019 – North West Region.