Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to a wide range of successful careers. Contrary to popular belief, the aim of a politics degree is not to produce potential Members of Parliament. It equips you with a range of skills that can be applied in a wide variety of occupations. To help your career prospects, we have created a unique optional employability module, Politics In Action* in the second year which gives you valuable work experience.

Our students in recent years have gone into such things as:

  • Civil Service Administration (both public and private)
  • Journalism
  • The armed services
  • The police
  • The media
  • Management (industry and commerce)
  • The legal profession
  • Banking and accountancy
  • Careers in international organisations such as the European Commission in Brussels
  • Further study in Political Research 
  • Teaching

*Modules were available at the time of writing, please be aware that at times the selection of course modules on offer may vary.