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BA Philosophy / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to careers in a wide range of paths, reflecting the broad nature of our courses.

We have one of the best records for placing graduates with employers of any British university, and we are currently the joint most targeted university by top graduate recruiters in the UK.

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

Recent graduates now work for:

  • Manchester City Council;
  • Royal Bank of Scotland;
  • Palgrave MacMillan;
  • Lloyds TSB;
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office;
  • TeachFirst; and
  • Siemens.

Another option is postgraduate study in teaching, law, political theory and political economy, business and marketing, visual anthropology and social work.

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 .  

You can also improve your employability by choosing course units in Year 2 from:

Find out more on the careers and employability .