BA Linguistics and Sociology / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Study Linguistics with us and you'll develop a range of analytical and problem-solving skills.

Often dealing with granular and complex data, your combination of humanities and scientific understanding will allow you to make connections across multiple fields of employment, including the media, marketing, speech and language therapy, lexicography, and teaching.

Our graduates have pursued successful careers at The Guardian, L'Oreal, Universal Music Group, and Vodafone.

Others go on to pursue postgraduate study.

Studying Sociology at Manchester, you can also develop valuable transferable skills, such as the ability to understand complex ideas and apply these to practical situations, and research and analytical skills, including the ability to conduct interviews, surveys, focus groups, and interpret and challenge numerical data and statistics.

Some of our recent Sociology graduates work in a broad range of career sectors, including communications, education, finance, marketing, recruitment, research and broadcasting, and have gone on to work at organisations such as the BBC, the United Nations, and The British Council, among many others.

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 .

Find out more on the careers and employability pages for Linguistics and Sociology .