Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography

After you graduate

There are many choices available after gaining your degree. You will leave Southampton with a wealth of skills and a competitive edge, whatever career path you choose. In the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education statistics 90 per cent of University of Southampton graduates entered into employment and/or further study. According to the Sunday Times University Guide 2012, Southampton is one of the top 30 UK universities for starting salaries.

Opening up career options

Graduates leave with a competitive edge

Opening up career options

You may be looking for relevant paid employment straight away, or planning to undertake further study – in which case you could become part of Southampton's 5,000-strong postgraduate student community and have access to state-of-the-art learning resources.

You might be considering a switch into a completely different field, or you may be unsure of where to go next. Whatever your situation, the Career Destinations service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their University life.

When you graduate, you will automatically become a member of the University’s 183,000-strong alumni community, with access to a wealth of benefits and services.

Career destinations

BSc Population and Geography is a new course, taught from October 2010, and there will no graduates until June 2013. We are therefore unable to provide specific examples of graduate career destinations. However, we have taught BSc Population Sciences (no longer offered) and BA/BSc Geography for a number of years. These programmes share significant similarities and we provide a guide to the career opportunities available here.

Further study

An option popular with many Southampton graduates is to undertake further study, to secure qualifications for a particular profession or to ensure that they are strongly placed for employment. We offer postgraduate taught and research programmes in a number of areas.

Meet our alumni

Victoria Woodcock

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“My job in central government is to weigh up one argument against the other to come up with the best policy. It’s from skills I learnt whilst studying here that I’ve been able to do that.”