Career after M.A in English Literature


There are numerous career prospects available for students who have completed their Masters’ in English literature. MA Literature students can get jobs in India as well as overseas in a variety of fields.

Career in Private sector after MA in English Literature

Students of English Literature can get jobs with the media as reporters. It is also possible for them to get jobs with newspaper firms. If they have a degree in journalism, they can get jobs with news broadcasting firms like NDTV, CNN – IBN, Zee News, Star News Communication etc. Companies that print out Magazines as well as journals too take in students of English literature frequently. Content development and ITES firms also recruit English post graduates. Some of the other fields besides this are:

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Freelance Writer
  • Jobs with BPO and KPO firms
  • Novelist
  • Public Relation
  • Reporter
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer

Apart from these job prospects, students of English literature can also find jobs as independent literary critics, writing for print or online publications. They also have the option to start their own tuition centres for the English language.

Government Career after MA in English Literature

Graduates of English literature can find jobs in the government sector as well. There are many areas where they can get jobs. Some of them are:

  • Civil Service
  • Decoders
  • Insurance
  • Interpreter
  • Law schools
  • Library
  • Linguists
  • Teachers
  • Tourist guides
  • Translator

The many fields of entertainment also present postgraduate students of English literature with ample career opportunities. Those candidates who have good skills in writing can find them employed as campaign managers, speech writers and other positions that require the sophisticated use of written and spoken English.

Career Abroad after MA in English Literature

Candidates from MA in English Literature can get jobs abroad too. There will be numerous companies from a variety of fields that requires students from English literature. Candidates can get jobs as proofreaders, Copy Editors, Copy writers and writer in the marketing department (e.g. writing pamphlets or brochures for social service firms like PETA) etc. Students can also opt for research work abroad. But to get jobs abroad, work experience is a must.

Long term Career roadmap for MA in English Literature Postgraduates

Apart from teaching jobs, postgraduates of English Literature can start a career as consultants or they can join with publishing houses. With experience, candidates can get jobs with national as well as international magazines such as Vogue, National Geographic Magazine etc. As postgraduates of this field will have the ability to analyze and reproduce matter easily, they can get jobs within these firms quite effortlessly. Moreover, students can also go for higher studies. They can go for M.Phil, PhD or MBA. Social work as well as advertising fields also require students with flair of writing.



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40 Responses to “Career after M.A in English Literature”

  1. 40
    Gyan Prakash Soni:

    I am M A in English Literature wit.h 51 percent marks.Can I do Ph D

  2. 39
    abhipriya roy:

    universities in india where i can do m.phil in english?

  3. 38

    i want ma english syllabus

  4. 37

    mene english literature m m.a. kiya 51 percentage k sath . m obc non creamy se belong krti hu.kya m net ka exam de skti hu

  5. 36

    i want to be a english lecturer i am pursuing M.A (eng), so if i did m phill than i become lecturer or not

  6. 35
    festho sanga:

    am Tanzanian am a degree holder BA LITERATURE.Am asking if i can do my MA in indian universities(public universities) and the cost for fees and other accomodation pls help.

  7. 34

    A Comparative Study of M.A. question papers of universities in India and abroad?

  8. 33

    sir i completed m.a english , and i want to do banking course so plz tell me that is true/?

  9. 32

    sir i completed m.a in english ,,what is the carrier options in abrod to apply,need any qulification?

  10. 31

    I have passed M.A. English . Kindly give me the suggestion what should I do.

  11. 30
    ravindra sharma:

    I passed in 1997.from 1997 to still in teaching job but in present I’m getting very low salary in future i want to get satisfy salary & job,fame ,popularity& job satisfection.How will be done? & what should i do ?

  12. 29

    I have passed m.a eng.with

  13. 28

    Top salary job

  14. 27

    i have done bsw from ignou and presently doing my m.a english from ignou only..kindly suggest me suitable jobs after this qualification.

  15. 26

    now i have been studying bcom…. can i join m.a english as PG. after pg, i will do MBA. what is your openion and suggessions???

  16. 25

    my M.A. english literature percent is 51 from DAV INDORE can i do M.phil or p.hd ? please suggest me what can i do

  17. 24

    iam doing my ….can i do M.A in english later….and which is the best college…..

  18. 23

    I am pursuing my final year degree and want to take my MA in English and i want to know the good universities in banglore or even abroad.

  19. 22

    tell me 1 year courses after ma eng. and eligibility for them. please sugges me some distence courses by coorespondence frm ignu.

  20. 21

    Hi,sir,madam i m sukhjindr frm punjab.After B.A in english litrature can i do master in zoology, bootany or master degree in any technical line. Pls reply .

  21. 20

    hai iam sercing english literature

  22. 19
    archana yawatkar:

    hi sir, i have done my post graduation 2005 within economics my parsantage 54 but i am not eligbil to m.phil or p.hd. Or i get not posibal class improv . After m.a. Eco can i learn in m.a. English

  23. 18

    iam private student of M A final year from english literature and what ihae to do i after completion of degree for entrance exam for phd in english ?

  24. 17
    sunaina tyagi:

    hi sir i have done my post graduatin 2005 whith english literature my persantage is 45% after that i have done mba in hr with 64% but i want do phd in english lit

  25. 16

    m.a.jis subject me kiya h ,usi subject se hi .ph.d krna jaruri hai,??

  26. 15

    I am an engineering student, but I’ve always felt inclined towards literature. I am currently in my 3rd year. I would like to know , whether I should go for BA in literature or MA ? My question is shoould I be going for BA after completing my graduation or MA? And if MA, then, how do I go about it?

  27. 14

    i am student of eng.litre so in future days how it helps

  28. 13
    patel rohit:


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    Monica Agarwal:

    I am a student of honours final year..recently i have realised that i want to study english..and take up teaching as my career..can i go for M.A in english??

  30. 11

    I am student of M.A. part II, Please tell me career opportunity in this field.

  31. 10
    pooja sharma:

    i want to do PHD in english lit…but i have only 49% in MA final.then how is it possible to complete PHD after having these persentage?…please help….and also suggest me the better way for my career after MA.

  32. 9

    i am a student of BSc 2nd year. i have interest in doing M.A in English literature. please tell me some reputed institutes were i can get admission and also start preparing for entrance exams if there exists so.

  33. 8

    I am interested in doin mba which has much scope these days so what back up do i need as i have completed my b.a in english literature

  34. 7

    I am interested in doin mba which has much scope these days so what back up do i need as i have completed my b.a in english literature

  35. 6
    anuradha sarkar:

    hi! im a postgraduate in eng lit from EFLU hyderabad, im interested to work with publishing houses(specially books), so what am i supposedn to do for it?

  36. 5

    We are Searching for the Govt. Sector Jobs ,Please Suggest what would be the Best way to Get through

  37. 4
    satvant kaur:

    if i want to do something for goverment job what is the suitable
    subject for me in m.a?

  38. 3

    i wanna be proffessor for it what can i do?

  39. 2
    sukh sidhu:

    plz send me list of M.A in English Literature college in punjab

  40. 1
    durgesh shukla:

    if i want to do something for government job what is the options