3rd in Scotland
and Top 15 in the UK for Politics
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
Graduate careers in Politics
Studying a Politics course at the University of Stirling helps you develop theoretical, communication and analytical skills that are highly valued by employers. From social and political research to journalism, marketing and HR, our Politics courses open up a wide range of career options to you. Potential employers include global organisations such as the UN, the third-sector, the civil service, local and national government, lobbying organisations and commercial businesses.
Jobs that are directly related to a Politics degree include:
- Government Social Research Officer
- Policy Officer
- Political Risk Analyst
- Public Affairs Consultant
- Civil Service Fast Streamer
- Politician’s Assistant
- Social Researcher
Politics research at Stirling looks at the impact of and interplay between internal pressures upon liberal democracies, such as devolution or the accommodation of minorities. Our research also explores external challenges associated with the development of the European Union and the relationship with neighbouring countries outside of the EU.
Postgraduate research opportunities
Study for a PhD or MPhil in Politics at the University of Stirling and you’ll be part of a dynamic culture where collaboration is key. See our PhD and MPhil opportunities in the areas of: