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BA Italian Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

BA Italian Studies - Honor de Winton

"Languages provide a vast amount of transferable skills. I have learnt how to communicate in a different language, and in a different culture. I have acquired analytical and research-based skills that will be extremely useful in later life.

"I have already been able to secure a number of marketing work placements and internships following graduation."

Honor de Winton / Year 4 student

A degree in Modern Languages and Cultures paves the way for an exceptionally broad range of careers. You will develop intercultural awareness and communication skills - both highly valued by employers.

Studies show that over two-thirds of UK businesses value foreign language skills; through your studies, you'll acquire transferable expertise at the very heart of language learning, including enhanced powers of perception and interpretation and advanced decision-making and multitasking skills.

This will open up numerous paths with an international dimension (eg business and finance). You will also have excellent all-round communication skills, making you a strong contender for openings in the media, PR and similar areas.

Many of our graduates go straight into business services, marketing, advertising, management, banking or communications. Others opt for postgraduate study or further vocational training to become accountants, lawyers, teachers (in the UK or abroad) or enter the Civil Service.

Employers who have taken on our Italian Studies graduates in the past include Greenpeace, the NHS, Barclays, Aldi, Penguin Random House and The Co-operative.

Find out more on the Careers and employability page.  

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 .