BA Global Social Challenges / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

This one-of-a-kind degree will give graduates a unique skillset which spans the academic and practical, and expert knowledge and abilities from across a range of social science subject areas. Career opportunities are embedded in the degree, offering tailored support sessions from the Careers Service , networking opportunities with external guest speakers, as well as yearly core units that have been specifically designed with employability, practical, and transferable skills in mind.

After their degree, graduates will be well-equipped to start work in governmental bodies, national and international organisations, and the third sector, following career paths in areas such as:

  • National and international civil service
  • Aid management, provision and coordination
  • Conflict resolution
  • Relationship-building

Another popular route may be postgraduate study, particularly in fields such as:

...and other social science subjects with broad scopes and international outlooks.

Learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture theatres, computer labs and workshops, students will acquire vital transferrable skills which are highly valued in the world of work, such as researching, report writing, data analysis, problem solving and oral and written communication and persuasion.

This degree also emphasises practical skills and the real-life application of the expertise gained through studying; students will put their knowledge to the test and gain valuable hands-on experience through workshops, group projects and collaborative work, as well as through expert guest speakers and experiences like field trips and conferences.

Careers support

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 .

Careers support for international students  

The Careers Service provide specialist resources, advice and events for international students to help with career planning and making the most of your time while studying in Manchester.

•     Working in the UK after study

•     Working during study

•     Professional and alumni networks for international students  

Global networks  

The University of Manchester is proud to have the largest global alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK. International alumni groups are a great way to keep in touch with fellow Manchester graduates in your country. It is an opportunity to build professional and social networks.