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Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Laura Messenger - Career Practitioner for your faculty
Laura Messenger - Career Practitioner for your faculty

Deciding what you would like to do after you graduate can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect. We work with academic staff and employers to provide a tailored service to help you explore your options and find out more about the various career paths you could take.

Each faculty has a linked Career Practitioner who works closely with staff and students to provide tailored events and information.

All of our practitioners and advisers are able to offer you careers information and advice through our Drop-in Service and workshops. During Drop-in you will see the duty adviser. If you are then referred to a longer 45 minute guidance appointment, you can request to see your subject's Career Practitioner.

Take a look below at some resources we have put together to get you started.

What could you do with your degree?

• Use the Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology - What Can I Do With My Degree? download to find out more about various career paths and further study options. It will also help you to identify your key skills and search for job opportunities.

• Take a look at the Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Sociology and Social Policy Careers & Employability Pages.


Options with Criminology

Options with Social Policy

Options with Sociology

Options with Statistics


What do our Social Science Graduates do?

Graduate Outcomes Survey

If you are trying to decide what to do after University, you might find it helpful to look at what our graduates have done with their degree.

Fifteen months after completing a course of study at the University of Southampton, our graduates are contacted to find out where their journeys have taken them. This information is gathered through the Graduate Outcomes survey (previously the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey) which applies to all leavers from August 2017 onwards.

See the data sheets below for an insight into what other Applied Social Sciences, Sociology and Social Policy graduates have done.


Our graduates go on to a host of diverse careers and pathways. Check out the Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology Alumni pages for an in-depth picture of some of our recent graduates.

Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology DLHE Survey 2016-17
Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology DLHE Survey 2016-17
Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology DLHE Survey 2016-17
Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology DLHE Survey 2016-17

Careers Support

Our services are open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as alumni, to ensure a successful transition into employment or further study.

Our online careers site MyCareer enables you to manage job alerts, sign-up for events and look for volunteering and work experience opportunities on and off campus.

Check out some additional support and resources we offer below.

A staff member and a student talking during a drop-in session

Drop-in Service

Come into the Careers Centre to speak to one of our advisers one-to-one.

A member of staff talking to a student at a careers event

Careers Events

Check out our Events calendar and register to come along to any upcoming events.

A member of staff discussing potential careers with students

Career Planning

Learn how to successfully research career opportunities and how to gain relevant experience.

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