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BA Drama and English Literature / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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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.

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .  

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