BA Middle Eastern Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

Humza Malik - BA Middle Eastern Studies

"The course has developed my ability to analyse historical texts and has also allowed me to take into deeper consideration the idea of vested interests behind documents.

"As the degree advances your understanding of the workings of the Middle East, this may be beneficial to work with governments or even provide a platform for another profession where your skills can be used in areas such as law or teaching."

Humza Malik / Year 4 student

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.

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 our Middle Eastern Studies graduates in the past include the BBC, Reuters, Cambridge University Press, The Red Cross and Amnesty International. Find out more on the  Careers and employability page.

The University also 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 .