BA History and Arabic / 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. 

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. 

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.

Employers who have taken on our Arabic Studies graduates in the past include Santander, RBS, the British Army, Virgin Atlantic, UK Islamic Mission, Amnesty International, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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.