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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Career Paths- Politics and International Relations

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 the Civil Service, International Organisations and the media. Some links to career paths related to Politics and International Relations are provided below.


Local government
Civil Service
International Organisations
Public Relations
Government Statistician
Data Analyst
Local authority and public sector research
Think tanks
Working in Parliament
Marketing Executive
Secondary Education
Media and Journalism
Human Resources
Social Research
Market Research
Postgraduate Study (MSc)
Postgraduate Study (PhD)
Sales Executive
Recruitment Consultant

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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.
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