Information regarding our 2022/23 admissions cycle

Our 2022/23 undergraduate admissions cycle will open in the week commencing Monday, 18 October. We welcome you to apply now via UCAS, but please note that we will not start reviewing applications until then.

BA History and American Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

Study History at Manchester and you will come away with a degree that is well-regarded by employers for the outstanding analysis and critical thinking skills you will develop.

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

Our graduates enjoy success in a wide range of careers, reflecting the high regard in which employers hold a History degree from Manchester, including the BBC - with whom we have well-established links - as well as KPMG, Deloitte, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Accenture and Barclays. Typical professions for History graduates include:

  • teaching and academia 
  • heritage and museums 
  • the Civil Service 
  • policy and thinktanks 
  • creative industries 
  • media and journalism 
  • marketing and public relations 
  • law and accountancy 
  • finance 
  • NGOs 

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 

Many of our graduates go on to undertake further study such as master's and PhD degrees, PGCEs or law conversion courses before taking up their careers.