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BA Politics and Chinese / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

Politics and 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. As well as transferable expertise at the very heart of language learning, including powers of perception and interpretation, decision-making, and multitasking skills.

With the UK's departure from the European Union, The British Council has cited Mandarin among the top languages required for the UK to remain competitive globally (CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Annual Report 2018). Underlining the fact that your language skills will offer you an advantage in business and finance careers.

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 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.

Employers have included: 

  • the BBC;
  • the United Nations;
  • Berlitz;
  • The Confucius Institute; and
  • Dell.

Find out more on the Modern Languages and Cultures and Politics  careers and employability pages. 

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 .