Our careers advice is embedded throughout the curriculum which means that we help you find and develop the right career path as an integral part of your degree, using a dedicated team of personal tutors and careers advisers.
Many subjects offered at university are focused on questions about knowing how to do things in a specific domain of expertise. But in the world of business, public affairs and civil society in the 21st century, many employers are going to be looking for graduates who have taken time to understand how the world works and are also skilled at thinking about answers to the ‘know why’ questions. This is the traditional domain of political thought and research, and this is why graduate destination data shows that graduates in politics often tend to do better when compared with many comparable graduates who have chosen to study the more ‘know-how’ orientated degrees.
Employers are also looking for politics graduates with work experience. Therefore, we offer some financial assistance to politics students who seek relevant work experience during the holidays through our ‘Internship Bursary Scheme’. Successful applicants in the past have held internships in the United Nations, the European Commission, with Transnational Corporations and Local Government, MPs and MEPs etc.