The University of Southampton
Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & CriminologyPart of Social Sciences

Careers & employability

Whatever career path you decide to follow, you will be able to move on with a wealth of skills and a real competitive edge. Where you choose to study is of key significance for your future career options.

A careers fair at the University of Southampton
Postgraduate careers

Whether you want to pursue an academic career or follow a path in business or other sectors, undertaking postgraduate education that develops your personal and professional skills will give you the edge.

Research conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, for their Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, showed that six months after graduating, average postgraduate salaries were £5,500 to £7,500 higher than for those with a first degree alone. 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. 

Whatever your situation, the Career and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support for postgraduate students. Visit the Careers and Employability Service website for more details.

Employability is an important part of our postgraduate curriculum. Through our employability officer, Dr Carol Davis, and the University's Careers and Employability Service, you will be offered the opportunity to attend a variety of employability events such as seminars with careers advisors, presentations given by alumni and graduate fairs where you'll have the chance to meet potential employers.

Career Destinations

The University's Careers and Employability Service is based on the Highfield Campus and offers support in a range of areas:

Skills

Our programmes help you to develop important skills which will be valuable in any kind of employment. These include:

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