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Literary studies

Careers in literary studies

Your literary studies will be valuable in a career in education, editing and publishing, journalism, cultural institutions, media, research institutes, libraries and the public service. However, you may need further qualifications to gain accreditation in some education or library based professions.

A broad range of employers will value your writing and analytical skills. You could write, critique, edit or publish content for businesses, artists, theatre companies, digital media, and film or television producers.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in literary studies:

  • Highly developed interpretive and analytical skills
  • Good comprehension and attention to detail
  • Skills in research methods
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of referencing and information systems
  • Ability to engage in a reflective and interdisciplinary perspective

    Related roles include:

  • Archivist
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Technician
  • Records Officer
  • Teacher
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for literary studies graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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