We are globally networked and attract students from all over the world and helps them to develop as powerful communicators who can think critically and possess the potential to shape our global futures. 

Employers are increasingly looking for graduates with the kind of independent and flexible thinking that we nurture; they want people who:

Our aim is to equip you with the crucial transferrable skills of Critical Thinking, Communication and Creativity valued highly by employers. 

Through your programme of study and via your time within the Faculty, you will have the opportunity to meet world-class scholars and to engage in discussions on a range of important topics. You will develop a critical understanding of the world, of other countries, cultures and communities, enabling you to take advantage of global job opportunities in a diverse range of industries and careers. You can even choose to study a foreign language as part of your degree course through our Uniwide languages programme.

Strong links with industry and the professions

A globally-networked Faculty, we foster strong links with the creative industries, public sector organisations and a range of cultural institutions, and many of our staff come from professional backgrounds. Some of our programmes of study offer work-based learning and work placement opportunities as part of their curriculum, and all students have the opportunity to take advantage of the range of extra-curricular activities available throughout the Faculty. All second year students from across the Faculty's disciplines have the option of taking the 'Engaging the Humanities: Interdisciplinary Learning and Practice' module, which incorporating both academic study and work-based learning.

Advice and support

All of our students are supported by the Careers and Employability Service, which provides advice and guidance, links to local and national employers, and workshops on how they can apply their skills and experience to the world of work. All of our projects and opportunities are linked into the University wide employability programme, Futures Skills Award.


The Placement Team are on hand to support all placement and work-based learning opportunities. The team build and maintain strong links with industry, facilitate excellent work experiences for our students, and enhance employability skills – aiding our students on the path to their chosen career!

Read more about the Placements Team

Extra-curricular activities

Alongside our programmes of study, the Faculty facilitates a diverse set of extra-curricular activities, offering students a host of skills and experience valued by employers.

Students can join our Schools Outreach Ambassador Team, working on creative education projects and events throughout the year, and many of our school ambassadors go on to pursue teaching careers upon graduating.

The Faculty also hosts a student blog and magazine, Humanity Hallows, offering students the chance to write content on a range of issues or to become involved with the editorial and social media team.

Watch the Humanity Hallows promotional video

Our students are also encouraged to take up social initiatives, taking their knowledge and skills out into the local community. We work closely with the Students’ Union to help students make a difference to the world around them, funding and developing their own social enterprise, sustainability and community projects.

There is also the opportunity to work with the biennial Manchester Children’s Book Festival, from assisting in events and marketing, supporting our social media and content writing through to working on work placements with partnered institutions including local schools and other groups.

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