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BA English Language for Education
Develop your knowledge of English language and its relationship with education.

BA English Language for Education / Careers

Year of entry: 2018

Career opportunities

The skills you'll develop, such as written and oral communication, team-working, project management and intercultural awareness, are vital for a variety of careers. You may seek a career in school teaching, or in a related vocation such as TESOL (Teaching of English as a Second or Other Language), speech therapy, special educational needs and adult literacy. Progression to postgraduate teacher training is common and The University of Manchester's Primary and Secondary PGCEs have been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Aside from graduates entering education fields, former students have entered careers in both the public and private sector: management; personnel; the media; publishing; the charity sector; journalism; interpreting; counselling; social or development work. Recent graduates have accepted posts within companies such as British Telecom, L'Oriel, the NSPCC, the BBC and Boots PLC.

You will study a Career Management unit in year two which includes guest lectures from people in a variety of occupations. Plus we hold regular `Looking Forward' days in which recent graduates return to tell current students where they are currently working and how they achieved their position. Over 90% of graduates from this course were in employment or further studies within six months of completing the course ( HESA Destination of Leavers from HE Survey, 2014).