Career Prospects & Education Pathways

i) Career Prospects

Graduates with knowledge of English and Business would be extremely well-placed to take advantage of the huge increases in demand for graduates in business and related fields. Graduates of the BA in English Programme have a wide range of career options including:


  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Project Management
  • Copywriting
  • Patent Writing
  • Reporting
  • Editing and Publishing

Marketing, Finance and Banking:

  • Management
  • Advertising
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Market Research


  • Civil Service
  • Language and Cultural Consultancy
  • Education

ii) Education Pathways

The Programme provides academic and professional training for students to master all areas of English knowledge. Upon graduation, students are able to pursue further studies in Hong Kong or abroad, such as:

  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in English Studies
  • Master of Arts in Language Studies
  • Master of Arts in Literary and Comparative Studies
  • Master of Philosophy in English (Applied English Linguistics)
  • Master of Philosophy in English (Literary Studies)
  • Master of Philosophy in Sociolinguistics
  • Master of Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Employment Sector of Full-time employed Graduates

Over 90% of full-time employed graduates entered the Commerce & Industry sector.



22.7% of graduates went into the Accounting, Auditing and Business Services and Banking, Finance and Insurance sectors correspondingly. Together with Communication, Marketing and Media sector, these three sectors employed over half of the total full-time employed graduates.


Figure 7: Factors Contributing to the Success in Job Hunting as Perceived by Graduates (6)


(6) Respondents were invited to indicate as many as three factors and thus the total sum of percentage was over 100%.

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