BA History and Spanish / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

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 second most targeted university in the UK for top graduate employers (High Fliers Research, 2021). 

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 graduates of our Spanish courses in the past include Amaze PR, Asos, Ernst &, Eversheds, Kinetic, NHS, Procter & Gamble, JD Sports, Future First, Northern & Shell, Goldstar Brand, Rolands Dransfield, Oxfam, Teach First, Majestic Wine, Greenpeace, Lakestar McCann, The Co-operative, Partel Law, Virgin, The Big Word, and IGA Securities.