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Careers & Employability

At the University of Southampton, we believe in providing our students with skills, experience and opportunities to help in acquiring a future career.

Through our Careers and Employability service, you are given guidance and support throughout your studies and including post-studies for up to three years after graduation.

Each summer, our Environmental Science students get involved with projects throughout the world, gaining experience for their CVs or collecting research and data for their student projects and dissertation work. 

Each faculty provides ample opportunities to get involved in a wide range of programs that can help towards gainful employment. Find out more below.

Photo of Jon Sopel
The best part of the job is being in places where you think a little bit of history is unfolding and you’re there watching it.
Jon SopelBSc Politics and Sociology

Enhance your employability

In the Division of Politics & International Relations (PAIR) we recognise that securing a career on graduation is very important to you. To help you achieve your initial objectives, we encourage you to take advantage of all the resources available thorough our Division and the University.

Our role is to point you in the right direction, so you gain the skills you need to make the successful transition into work. The University provides:

Career opportunities

A degree in politics or international relations from the University of Southampton can be an immediate door-opener to many fields and can lead to a broad range of career opportunities in areas such as:

My course (and Southampton's careers service) has helped me enter the 'real world' with my head held high!

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