BA French and Spanish / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

BA French and Spanish - George Whitehead

"After my degree, I would like to become a modern foreign languages teacher, and the University has provided me with the indispensable academic skills that I need to enter this competitive profession.

"I have learnt how to write a CV in French and formulate a letter of complaint in Spanish. I am so grateful that my course has provided me with these lifelong transferable skills."

George Whitehead / Year 3 student

A degree in Modern Languages and Cultures paves the way for a broad range of careers.

You'll develop intercultural awareness and enhanced communication skills - both highly valued by employers.

You'll also acquire transferable expertise at the very heart of language learning, including enhanced powers of perception and interpretation and advanced decision-making and multitasking skills.

You'll develop independence and self-confidence during your residence abroad, and your intercultural communication skills will make you a strong contender for media, journalism and PR roles.

Many of our graduates go straight into business services, marketing, advertising, management, banking or communications.

Others pursue postgraduate study or further vocational training to become accountants, lawyers, teachers (both in the UK and overseas) or to enter the Civil Service.

The University of Manchester is the most targeted university in the UK for top graduate employers (High Fliers Research, 2019).

Employers who have taken on graduates of our French courses in the past include KPMG, Deloitte, L'Oréal, BT, Louis Vuitton, Rothschild, Hilton Hotels, British Council, Teach First, Barclays, and the BBC.

Employers who have taken on graduates of our Spanish courses in the past include Amaze PR, Asos, Ernst &, Eversheds, Kinetic, NHS, Procter & Gamble, JD Sports, Future First, Northern & Shell, Goldstar Brand, Rolands Dransfield, Oxfam, Teach First, Majestic Wine, Greenpeace, Lakestar McCann, The Co-operative, Partel Law, Virgin, The Big Word, and IGA Securities.