BA English Literature and History / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

All our courses have your future in mind, whether that's further study or starting a career.

Our degrees are designed to equip you with strong critical analysis skills, the ability to articulate knowledge of concepts and theories, and the ability to work and think independently, critically and creatively; each providing you with a set of versatile skills that are highly desired by a wide range of employers.

Studying History at The University of Manchester helps to develop transferable skills including conducting research, honing analysis and critical reasoning, empathy, asserting judgment, building a critique, offering an interpretation, and time management.

The creative economy accounts for one in 11 jobs across the UIK and employs 700,000 more people than the financial services industry (Creative Industries Federation).

The University of Manchester is second the most targeted university in the UK for top graduate employers (High Fliers Research, 2021).

Our award-winning careers service provides a wealth of tools, advice, development opportunities and industry links.

You'll have access to dedicated, subject-specific support throughout your studies and for up to two years after graduation.

Our undergraduate courses are also designed to provide an easy transition into postgraduate study, if desired.

We offer a wide range of specialist master's courses within the University and even offer fast-tracked enrolment to high-achieving undergraduate students.

Our students can take part in our Stellify programme alongside their degrees, developing professional and leadership skills while contributing to their local and global communities through volunteering.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of industries, including positions with: the BBC, KPMG, Deloitte, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Accenture, Barclays, the civil service, policy and think tanks, charity and social justice work, media and journalism, marketing and public relations, and law and accountancy.