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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Careers and employability

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offers degree courses across seventeen different disciplinary areas and whichever one you choose you can be sure to 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 taught and guided by inspiring academics and be part of the highest quality educational experience, ensuring that as graduates you are highly sought after by employers.

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.

This is one reason why The University of Manchester is among the best in the world for post-degree employment. 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.


Those who choose to study a foreign language will also gain highly valued international experience through their residence abroad and will 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.