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At Lancaster, we don't just want you to pass your degree. We are dedicated to providing you with the best opportunities to begin your career.

Linguistics and English Language graduates are geared up to move on to a range of careers. Some go on to start careers in marketing (like Kate Brassington did). Others move to the next stage in becoming a teacher. One of our high-achieving recent graduates, Amy Sharpe, is about to take the next steps towards that and talks about her degree journey in this news feature.

There are many other examples of career paths. Some go on to further study to gain a Masters in areas such as speech therapy or forensic linguistics, learning to apply the skills and knowledge that they have gained. Others go on to become data analysts or data scientists in the technology industry.

A degree in English Language or Linguistics equips individuals in a range of skills that set them up for vibrant and exciting careers. The choice of modules in LAEL allows for students to both keep their options open and to specialise in the areas that most interest them.

Careers Support

As a student at Lancaster, you will gain access to our excellent careers service, offering lifetime support, help and friendly advice.

The Careers Service provides a dedicated and innovative service for students and graduate employers. We offer lifetime support, help and advice to all of our students. This includes one-to-one support and advice on work experience, employability skills and careers.

You can also undertake the Lancaster Award, which rewards you for taking part in activities outside of your degree scheme. Furthermore, our on-campus recruitment agency advertises part-time work within the University, ensuring fair access to the paid work that is available.