English

English is about English literature: novels, poetry and plays written in the English language.

Studying in this area involves reading and learning about English literature in a variety of genres from the past and the present.

English is also usually about how the English language 'works' and how to write and communicate more effectively.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Sub-editor
  • Film-maker
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Publisher
  • Proof reader
  • Advertising executive
  • Diplomat
  • English teacher
  • Reading teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

137% of national
median earnings


Employment

62%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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