Politics graduate destinations

A Politics degree provides graduates with skills needed in a broad range of careers, especially those where knowledge of analytical and research methods, and an understanding of complex political issues, are required.

Data obtained from

  • Single and joint honours Politics courses (BA and BSc)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 107 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 79.9%

Sector information

The transferable skills Politics graduates from Bristol gain mean that they are highly attractive to employers across all the sectors. Those who do not wish to enter a profession directly related to Politics may choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree. At present around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.

Employers and occupations

Examples of employers

  • RBS
  • Accenture
  • European Policy Institute
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • MHP Communications

Examples of occupations

  • Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Research Intern
  • Civil Servant
  • Account Executive

Further study

Higher degrees undertaken by 2016/17 graduates include International Relations (MSc), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Climate Change, Development and Policy (MSc).

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What are my options with my degree?

Case Study Rosie McKearney 2My current role is related to my degree as it focuses on social justice and improving society. Studying Politics and some modules of Sociology helped crystalise why I wanted a job in the charity sector. My final year involved a lot of presentations, as well as writing proposals and reports - all extremely useful skills.
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Rosie, Corporate Partnerships Manager, The Prince's Trust (BSc Politics, 2009)

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