BA East Asian Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

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 actively recruit our graduates for their excellent communications skills and in-depth intercultural understanding - each crucial in a range of sectors, from international business to relief work and development.

Study with us, and you'll graduate with highly sought-after transferable skills, including:

  • self-motivation;
  • leadership;
  • adaptability;
  • problem-solving;
  • critical thinking.

You'll enhance your understanding and appreciation of diversity by learning about the attitudes and values of other cultures.

Studying with us will open the door to an exceptionally broad range of careers, and employers are quick to identify skills in creative communication, observation and analysis, open-mindedness and resourcefulness.

Our graduates also pursue postgraduate study or further vocational training to become accountants, lawyers, teachers (in the UK or abroad) or enter the Civil Service.

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 .