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Social Sciences

What can I do with my degree?

Graduates with Social Science degrees progress into careers in a variety of sectors. Employers value the knowledge and skills that are developed on these programmes. Graduates have a strong knowledge and understanding of social, cultural, psychological and political issues and the ability to apply this knowledge to many different settings. Social Science graduates develop a range of different transferable skills including:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research & analytical skills
  • The ability to collect, analyse, evaluate and report on information from a variety of source
  • An ability to understand complex issues and to make well reasoned and informed arguments
  • The ability to work independently
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong organisational skills

An overview of the career destination of social sciences graduates across the UK can be found in Prospects Luminate: What do Social Sciences Graduates Do:

Explore your future

Options with a Social Sciences Degree
Options with a Degree in Criminology / Offending
Options working with Children and Young People

Further ideas and resources

Finding a graduate job

Don’t forget to look at our graduate vacancies to explore where to find roles including those in the North West if you are planning to stay local once you graduate.

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Developing skills

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills. Employers value experience developed in many different settings.

Volunteering opportunities

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Useful websites

This wakelet provides a collection of useful websites for students and graduates looking for employment in roles related to Social Sciences.