BA American Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

Tarik Ross-Cameron

''My degree prepared me for every role I have had.''

''I have been happiest in roles that allow a good degree of autonomy and initiative, and require me to use the writing, communication and research skills that I strengthened while completing my American Studies degree.''

Tarik Ross-Cameron / Freelance Spoken-Word Artist
Stephanie Keyte

''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

A degree in American Studies from the University of Manchester provides you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to embark on a successful, and rewarding career in the global workplace of the twenty-first century.

Over the past decade and far beyond our graduates have entered any number of fields, including the professions of teaching, law, accountancy, journalism, publishing, and even surveying. Many now occupy commanding roles in the 'creative industries', both in the UK and elsewhere.

On the  Careers and employability page  you can read more about how we are preparing students for the workplaces of tomorrow, and the role that a degree in American Studies has played in recent years in shaping the professional lives of many of our graduates.