English employability

Practitioner and transferable skills

Analytical and critical skills assessed

The relationships between texts and society are complex and thinking about these interactions will develop your critical thinking skills so that you can offer employers new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Writing skills assessed against industry standards

The ability to write clearly and accurately in a range of styles and voices is highly prized by employers. By studying creative writing you will excel in this area.

Core units promote good communications skills

In addition to excellent writing skills you will develop a range of other communications skills such as presenting and debating, that will make you a valuable member of any team.

Practical writing

The ability to write clearly and accurately in a range of styles and voices is highly prized by employers. By studying creative writing you will excel in this area.

Dissertation symposium assess presentation skills

The dissertation unit will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate a range of knowledge and skills to potential employers.

Personal and professional development

Creative writing

Communication is about telling stories. Through this course you will learn how to use a range of narrative devices to tell stories and engage readers; a skill that you will be able to transfer to many graduate careers.

Writing for performance

The inclusion of writing for performance in our English courses will allow you to work with a range of other creative practitioners to bring you ideas to life. This will give you a broad portfolio of work to show publishers or employers.

Educational visits

You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and understanding through a range of interesting educational visits such as xx.

Portfolio experience

Independent research skills developed during dissertation

The dissertation unit will require you to undertake extensive research and to review a range of sources. This will develop your ability to work independently.

Professional recognition and endorsement

Bedfordshire English Industry Panel advises on new course development

The staff work very closely with potential employers when designing our courses. This ensures that the content of the courses and ways in which you learn relate to what potential employers look for.

Academics with industry background

Our staff have a strong research profile and regularly publish books and articles in their respective areas of interest, including: the study of modernist poetry, language and gender, children's literature, American literature and creative writing.

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