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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 qualification in sociology, social policy or applied social sciences leads to a broad range of career choices and opportunities.

In recent years, our graduates have gone on to work in areas such as:


Our postgraduate programmes will help you develop important research skills, which will be useful in a range of careers, not only in academia but also in government departments, NGOs and private organisations.

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The University has a diverse student body, which means that it's an excellent opportunity to interact and network with people from all over the world.

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