Linguistics and English Language


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What you can do with a degree in Linguistics and English Language

The skills you gain through studying an Linguistics and English Language degree are marketable in many career areas. Find some ideas about what you could do…

Options with Linguistics

Options with English Language

What our graduates did next

Find out what Edinburgh graduates were doing 6 months after graduation

Read case studies of recent Linguistics graduates

Read case studies of recent English Language graduates


In these short videos, graduates from our Linguistics and English Language programmes talk about their experience since graduation, and how their studies have been useful in their career:

​After English Website

An exploratory website specifically designed to help you think through your future after your English degree. Relevant to all Linguistics and English Language students.

After English

Career planning

You can explore your options with a Linguistics and English Language degree, but the key question is what do you want to do with your degree? Working out what you want for your future can be difficult but the 'Career Planning' section of our website has resources and ideas to help you get started.

Career planning

How the Careers Service can help

Events, advice, and making an appointment to see a careers consultant

Work experience

Advice on gaining work experience alongside your studies