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Politics and International RelationsPart of Economic, Social and Political Science

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 according to the Complete University Guide, 2020.


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. 


Not only do our degrees ensure that you learn a great deal about politics and international relations, they also help you develop a range of important skills that will be valuable in any kind of employment:

The incorporation of quantitative skills is indispensable in helping you find a job. Many employers are keen to recruit graduates with a background in politics or international relations but those with quantitative skills enjoy an even more competitive edge in the job market.


Not only did I receive a degree from an internationally recognised university, I also made some great friends.

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