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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 94 per cent of University of Southampton graduates entered into employment and/or further study. We are in the top 20 UK universities for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide, 2017.

 

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 Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their University life. 

Career destinations

While many people study economics aiming for one of the obvious 'economics careers', an economics degree can also be an opening to many other careers, and economics graduates can be found in all walks of life. To hear more about the careers our economic graduates have pursued, visit the Careers & employability section.

Further study

Of course, some economics graduates will pursue a higher degree in economics, and some of these may then proceed to research and academia. Take a look at the postgraduate taught and research courses we have to offer.

 

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“The University of Southampton enabled me to flourish in my chosen line of work, and I will always fondly remember my time on England's sunny south coast.”

Erik Aelbers - BSc Economics, MSc Development Economics and Economic Policy Analysis

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