Careers and Employability Centre

What do Sussex English grads do?

Find out about what Sussex English Graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2017 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2017

  • Main activity: 88% of respondents from the English School were in work or further study. 74% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 21% were in education, 14% were in information and communication, 11% were in professional, scientific & technical activities, 10% were in arts, entertainment and recreation

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Here are some examples of where they are working or studying and what job roles or courses they are doing:


Samples from our survey:

Job Roles

Samples from our survey:

  • Business Support Officer
  • PR Marketing Project Manager
  • Junior Social Worker
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Project Support Officer
  • Runner
  • PR Assistant
  • Video Editor
  • Marketing Executive
  • Digital Designer
  • Press and Marketing Associate
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MA Creative & Critical Writing - University of Sussex
  • MA Art History with Museum Curation - University of Sussex
  • MA International Development - University of Sussex
  • MA Literature, Culture and Theory - University of Sussex
  • MA Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought - University of Sussex
  • MA Sexual Dissidence - University of Sussex
  • MA Filmmaking - University of Sussex
  • MSc International Management - University of Sussex
  • MA Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory - King's College, London
  • MA Publishing - Edinburgh Napier University
  • MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health - University of Bristol
  • BSc Midwifery - Kingston University
  • PGCE English Secondary Education - University of Sussex

More Options

  • Your degree in English - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex English graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Your Interests and Motivations - thinking about what interests and motivates you can be a good way to start your career exploration
  • After English - lots of career planning ideas for English graduates, from the HEA English Subject Centre
  • Further Study - Sussex English graduates have gone on to masters courses in English literature,renaissance literature, drama and performance, film studies, twentieth century literature, many at Sussex University. Others have undertaken more vocational training in journalism, teaching, human resources or law
  • Work & Study Abroad
  • Getting advice - book appointments on CareerHub (login required)
  • Search for jobs - use our jobs database
  • Applying for jobs - use your degree, personal skills and work experience to create winning applications