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.

Career Development Service

At Leicester, we will ensure that you are equipped for a lifetime of career success through providing you with invaluable experiences that will enhance your CV and boost your skills.

Find out how we can help you get where you want to be