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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

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Careers and employability

We offer degree courses across 13 different disciplinary areas and, whichever one you choose, you will develop skills that will be vital in your future career.

Did you know?

94% of University of Manchester graduates are working or studying after six months.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey - 2016
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You will be guided by inspiring academics and enjoy a high quality educational experience, ensuring that you will be highly sought after by employers when you graduate - especially as The University of Manchester is the most targeted university in the UK for top graduate employers, according to High Fliers Research.

Our range of courses will help you to:

  • develop analytical and intellectual skills;
  • enhance your knowledge and understanding of language and culture;
  • teach you how to think and how such thinking relates to the world around us.

We are confident that employers will continue to value the type of education offered at The University of Manchester and that future graduates will maintain their predecessors' successful record in many different spheres, ranging from publishing and banking to teaching and public administration.


If you study a foreign language, you will also gain highly valued international experience through your residence abroad and develop a thorough command and understanding of communication in this language.

As well as developing advanced written and verbal communication skills, you will improve your teamwork, listening, presentation and organisation skills, think creatively and logically and gain experience of working independently to deadlines. You will also enhance your understanding of diverse cultures and develop useful research and analysis skills.

Subject-specific information

Click on the links below to see careers and employability information for our courses across all of our subject areas.

University Careers Service

Discover the wide range of opportunities and activities available to students across the University to help you develop your employability and transferable skills, including internships, networking opportunities, work placements and more.