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Politics and International RelationsPart of Economic, Social and Political Science

After you graduate

Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject.

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Celebrating after graduation

We will provide you with an extensive support network, both during and after your time at the university. By the time you graduate you will have all the knowledge and resources you need for your next step, whether you choose a new career or further study.

When the time comes to move on after your postgraduate studies, you will become part of our global alumni community, with more than 170,000 members in 147 countries. As a member of this extensive network, you will be offered a series of benefits, services and events.

A postgraduate research degree in politics and international relations from the University of Southampton leads to a range of career choices and opportunities. Our research programme helps you acquire a range of skills – such as project management, research skills and independent working – which are highly sought after in a range of different careers.

My time at Southampton opened my eyes to the world of academia. I am still in touch with my former supervisor and other academics from my division. They have been a great help, even after completing my degree.

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