BAEcon Economics and Sociology / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

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Career opportunities

Economics at The University of Manchester is well placed to offer you a high-quality, research-led student experience that will prepare you well for a career as a professional economist, for employment in a range of areas or for further study in economics, business and finance.

Our BA Economics and Sociology graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including accountancy and professional services, finance and banking, and government.

Other popular avenues include journalism and the media, charities, consultancy, the civil service, finance, marketing and PR, social work, teaching, and the law.

Some of our most recent graduates are now working at:

  • Morgan Stanley;
  • KPMG;
  • the House of Lords;
  • the Government Economics Service; and
  • The BBC.

Another popular option is postgraduate study. We offer a wide variety of specialist taught master's courses within the School of Social Sciences.

Recent graduates are studying postgraduate qualifications in teaching, law, political theory and political economy, business and marketing, visual anthropology, and social work.

For more information, see  Careers and employability .