Scope & Career after MA English ( Literature )

With English is receiving increased demand in India, most of the youngsters are willing to do Master’s in English Literature. This Queen’s Language is getting homely treatment in this country now. There is a huge demand of candidates having PG degree in English. Here we shall inform you the myriad scopes and careers after MA English ( Lit).

Eligibility for MA English –Scope after MA English

Any graduate from any stream ( BA/ B.Com/ B.Sc) can do MA English. But the requirement is that the concerned candidate must have interest in literature.

MA English ( Literature ) Scope/ Career

Teaching at School High Level –

The candidates having MA English with B.Ed can get jobs as TGT English in schools. However, they must also have CTET or the TET of the concerned state for that.

Teaching at Sr Secondary Level Schools –

With 50% marks in MA English ( Literature) and B.Ed + CTET or TET of the concerned state, the candidates can get jobs as PGT English / Jr Lecturer to teach 9th to 12 classes.

College / University Level Teachers –

If you have MA English with 55% marks ( exemption in marks for Reserved categories) and have cleared National Eligibility Test ( NET), or you have PhD degree in your bag, you can apply for Assistant Professors at College or university level.

Jobs as Journalists –

There is a great demand of those having fluency in English in both Electronic and Print Media. For the Print Media, you should have flair in writing as well. You can become News Anchor, Reporter in both types of Media houses. However, if you must have degree or diploma in journalism to have edge over others.

Writer –

If you have passion for writing, you can make a special niche for you. There are numerous areas where you can demonstrate your writing talent. Some of them are –

Online/ Offline Content Writer – There are many websites including ours which require online writers to produce some quality stuff. Here they pay as per the article. Besides, some magazines also need the writers to work regular or temporary basis.

Freelance Writer

Editing / Proof Reader

Job of a Technical Writer

Short-story/ Novel Writer – You can get your work published by some Publication Houses. However if they refuse, you can upload your content online. There are millions potential readers available online.


In this time of globalization, there is the constant demand of translators at domestic as well as international level. But here, the aspirants must hold some degree or diploma in Translation. You can get jobs in Embassies, International companies etc.


Govt Jobs –

English plays an important role in all the Recruitment Exams in India. If you have mastery over English, you have an upper hand. You can try the exams such by SSC/ IBPS / UPSC etc.

So you see there are numerous fields where you can try your luck after doing MA English ( Literature). However, you must have complete hold over this language to ensure bright career.

Best of Luck !

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