According to the 2021 PolyU Graduate Employment Survey, the average starting salary of graduates from our BA in English Studies for the Professions (BAESP) programme was HK$18,529, which is the highest among the three academic departments in the Faculty of Humanities. In addition, 93% of our graduates were employed full-time within their year of graduation or decided to pursue further studies.
The Survey reported that our graduates were able to find jobs in over 10 employment sectors and the top 3 are: Education, Business Services/Real Estate, and Financial Institution/Insurance. This clearly shows they have a wide range of career paths.
Our BA programme (the BAESP was retitled to the BA in English and Applied Linguistics (BAEAL) with September 2021 admissions) helps prepare students to become exemplary English language professionals ready for the demands of the 21st century. Our graduates are trained to be proficient and confident communicators and users of English, as preferred by many potential employers!