Individuals who wish to expand their knowledge in the areas of writing and the literary arts can enroll in graduate degree programs in English & Literature. Students who focus on writing may take courses in technical writing, creative writing, and nonfiction. Those who study literature or poetry will be exposed to works from different cultures and periods in history. Earning a Master's degree in English can prepare individuals for careers as professional writers or editors within various industries, including publishing, business and technology. In addition, graduates can go on to assume positions in the education sector.