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Your future career

Your social sciences degree will open up a wealth of interesting career paths, many of which will focus on shaping the future of society.

Whatever area you choose to specialise in, our courses will give you the essential skills, experience and knowledge you will need to make a difference. We’ll provide opportunities to prepare you for the world of work and to understand where and how you can apply your academic knowledge, skills and expertise.

For those returning to study to further enhance their professional and personal development, you’ll benefit from accessing the most up to date, cutting-edge research which combines professional relevance and theory, enabling you to apply it directly to your area of work.

Experience a career in social sciences

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, to study abroad and to consider your personal and professional development - all will play a part in preparing you for whatever direction you choose after graduation.

Hear what some of our academics, our students and their employers think.

 

Housing studies

Dementia studies

Creating opportunities for you

The University consistently earns five QS Starts for employability with more than 96% of our students in employment or further study six months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17). Enabling you to fulfil your career aspirations is central to everything we do in the Faculty of Social Science.

infographic: 96% of our postgraduate leavers

96% of our postgraduate leavers

are in employment or further study within six months of graduating

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17

Supporting you in your career

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. 

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