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BA Drama and English Literature
Develop the specialist knowledge and transferable skills for a range of creative careers.

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BA Drama and English Literature / Careers

Year of entry: 2019

Career opportunities

Study Drama with us and you'll learn to interpret and critically analyse theatre, performance and film, create original work for live performance and demonstrate a high level of transferable skills - especially in interpersonal communication, group work, leadership and creative problem solving.

You'll find our graduates in a broad range of occupations - a fact that underlines their considerable adaptability and aptitude for collaborative work, effective communication and negotiation. These include roles in the theatre, film, television and radio, journalism, teaching and applied theatre.

Some of our most recent graduates are currently pursuing further study in Film Studies, Creative Writing and Screenwriting.

In English Literature, our graduates leave Manchester with the transferable skills needed to succeed in a wide variety of roles and industries, including jobs in the media, marketing, the creative sector, finance, education and management.

You will have various opportunities to gain professional and practical experience as part of your course and through initiatives across the University.

Our award-winning Careers Service also provides a wealth of tools, advice, development opportunities, and industry links specific to your subject. You'll have access to dedicated support throughout your studies and up to two years after graduation.

Find out more on the Careers and employability pages for Drama and English Literature .