BA History and Sociology / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

We are one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers.

Studying History at The University of Manchester helps to develop transferable skills including analysis and critical reasoning, perception, judgment, critique, interpretation, and time management.

Our graduates enjoy success in a wide range of careers, which reflects the high regard in which employers hold a History degree from Manchester.

Employers include the BBC, KPMG, Deloitte, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Accenture, and Barclays.

Professions include teaching and academia, heritage and museums, the civil service, policy and think tanks, media and journalism, marketing and public relations, and law and accountancy.

A degree in Sociology gives you the skills and knowledge that you need to be able to succeed in the future.

Graduates from Sociology are highly sought after and are able to use their skills and knowledge in a wide range of different areas.

At Manchester we embed a course on Professional Development for Sociologists (ProD) that runs across all three years of the degree.

The course involves lectures, workshops, panels and other activities all designed to help with your studies and equip you for the world of work.

Academic skills courses include training in critical reading and writing, essay and exam techniques, presentation skills, and preparing dissertations. Careers skills courses include regular events on jobs, careers and employability, volunteering and internship opportunities, and opportunities to meet alumni from the Sociology department, graduate employers, Careers Service advisers and other experts at the University.

Some of our most recent graduates are now working at the Ministry of Justice, the NHS, the British Council, Fujitsu, United Nations Refugee Agency, AMNET Media, and Unilever.

For more information, see Careers and employability

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .