BA Russian and Chinese / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

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.

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 of our 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.

The University of Manchester has an excellent reputation for employability, and we are one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research).

Employers who have taken on graduates of our Russian courses in the past include Spencer Ogden, Reach International, Macmillan Education, RWS Group, Channel Island Securities Exchange, International School of Moscow, The British School of Tashkent, JET Programme, NHS, Language Empire, openDemocracy, Russia House, Westminster Russia Forum, Gazprom Marketing and Trading, Pearson VUE, Cambridge Education and Training, Royal Mail, and Harrington Starr.

Employers who have taken on graduates of our Chinese courses in the past include Nova (Kyoto), Berlitz, The University of Manchester, The Confucius Institute, Hamburg Sud, Skin SN, Dell, DISCO, Christian Dior Couture, JET, and London LEA.

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 .