BA English Literature and American Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

Rachel Adams - BA English Literature and American Studies

"The academic staff are renowned for their teaching, and that definitely proved to be the case in my three years here.

"The level of support that I received throughout my time here has been unparalleled, and that's something that attracted me to Manchester in the first place."

Rachel Adams / 2017 graduate
Stephanie Keyte American Studies Graduate

''Deciding to join the American Studies programme at the University of Manchester in 2014 was one of the best decisions I have made.''

''I spent three wonderful years on the course, including a semester abroad at North Carolina State University. I believe the skills I learnt on this course set me up brilliantly for the challenges and pressures I have faced as a young graduate trying to get my foot on the career ladder.''

Stephanie Keyte / Partnerships Co-ordinator English National Opera

All our courses have your future in mind - whether that's further study or starting a career.

Our degrees are designed to equip you with strong critical analysis skills, the ability to articulate knowledge of concepts and theories, and the ability to work and think independently, critically and creatively; each providing you with a set of versatile skills that are highly desired by a wide range of employers.

The creative economy accounts for 1 in 11 jobs across the UIK and employs 700,000 more people than the financial services industry (Creative Industries Federation).

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

Our award-winning careers service provides a wealth of tools, advice, development opportunities and industry links.

You'll have access to dedicated, subject-specific support throughout your studies and for up to two years after graduation.

Our undergraduate courses are also designed to provide an easy transition into postgraduate study, if desired.

We offer a wide range of specialist master's courses within the University and even offer fast-tracked enrolment to high-achieving undergraduate students.

Our students can take part in our Stellify programme alongside their degrees, developing professional and leadership skills while contributing to their local and global communities through volunteering.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of industries, including positions with the BBC, KPMG, Deloitte, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Accenture and Barclays.