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English literature (british and commonwealth) is a program that focuses on the literatures and literary developments of the English-speaking peoples of the british isles and the british commonwealth, from the origins of the English language to the present. includes instruction in period and genre studies, author studies, country and regional specializations, literary criticism, and the study of folkloric traditions.
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($39K) with a Bachelor's Degree: American University
Have completions for English language and literature changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
How are students who recently completed a degree in English literature (british and commonwealth) doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field literature, which includes
English literature (british and commonwealth).
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in English language and literature
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in English language and literature. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 46% of English language and literature majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of English language and literature majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 75% of other fields.
Top careers for those with a degree in English language and literature
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature (which combines 6 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in English language and literature
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by English language and literature graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
What careers hire English language and literature majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire English language and literature majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by English language and literature majors.
Explore schools that offer English literature (british and commonwealth) degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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Careers for English language and literature majors
English language and literature is part of a larger collection of programs: English Language and Literature. Is there a different program that's close to English language and literature that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all English literature (british and commonwealth) graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 68% of other programs.