Social science degrees, including housing, criminology, education, social policy research, community development or social work, often lead to careers which directly impact people’s lives.
However in today’s competitive job market, you need more than just a degree – you’ll also need practical knowledge of your field, access to industry connections and work experience. Studying in the Faculty will open up opportunities to connect with external organisations, to go on placement,
Hear what some of our academics, our students and their employers think.
Read Laura's storyStudying part-time meant I could remain in my current role, while also pursuing a qualification which would help me develop my career, and hopefully move in to a management role. With the academic knowledge I’ve gained, I want to make real changes to the housing sector.
Read Lesley's storyMy degree gave me a broad skill set by combining sociological theory with research skills, which I found particularly useful when drafting cases for support in my fundraising work.
We work with the Careers and Employability Service, who offer practical career development advice, guidance and information for undergraduates, postgraduates and graduates. As a graduate you can continue to access all the support you need from our Careers and Employability Service throughout your career. Whether you’re looking for that first step in your chosen career or want to make changes to your current employment situation, they’re here to help.