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BA History and American Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

Studying History at The University of Manchester helps to develop transferable skills including research and project management, evidence-based analysis and critical reasoning, empathy, developing a coherent and persuasive argument, written and verbal communication, presentation skills 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 the civil service, policy and think tanks, media and journalism, charity and humanitarian aid work, marketing and public relations, teaching and academia, heritage and museums, and law and accountancy.

Studying American Studies helps to develop versatile skills, including:

  • communicating ideas clearly in spoken and written forms;
  • articulating knowledge of concepts and theories;
  • managing your time effectively;
  • working and thinking independently, critically and creatively.

Graduates of American Studies enjoy opportunities in a wide range of professions. These include writing, publishing, journalism, librarianship, teaching, new media, PR, law, finance, business management, computing and Civil Service.

Find out more on the Careers and employability pages for History and American Studies

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 .