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Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyPart 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.

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. 

Career Destinations

Through our employability officer, Dr Lambros Fatsis,  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 will have the chance to meet potential employers which potentially may lead to a satisfying career.

I feel extremely honoured to have successfully completed this paid Year in Employment opportunity, especially as it was exclusively available to me as a student in this Department. Throughout my Year in Employment I have gained hands-on work experience in social science research beyond the lecture hall. The year I spent at the Office for National Statistics equipped me with a sense of confidence and direction towards the “real” world of work that has been extremely valuable to me.

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Postgraduate

If you choose to study with us, you will be joining a lively and dynamic division of experienced lecturers. Did you know that we are offering £2,000 bursaries this year to help students from groups that are currently under-represented? Find out more about fees and funding.

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