Social Policy graduate destinations

The range of opportunities available to Social Policy graduates is very wide and over half go directly into the employment market on completing their course of study. Many graduates wish to use the knowledge and skills directly from their degree in the employment market.

Data obtained from

  • Social Policy (BSc)
  • Social Policy and Sociology (BSc)
  • Social Policy and Politics (BSc)
  • Graduates from the UK

Responses were received from 22 UK graduates from 2015/16; this is a response rate of 73.3%

Sector information

Public sector, healthcare, government and welfare related fields are all popular destinations. Typical employers are in local government, other public sector bodies and organisations related to welfare.

Graduates are also well placed to enter areas not directly related to their degree. With approximately 70% of graduate vacancies open to graduates of any degree discipline, the potential employment areas are very wide.

Employers and occupations

Examples of employers

  • Circle Health
  • Nailsea Disability Initiative
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Bristol City Council

Examples of occupations

  • Data Analyst
  • Graduate Social/Economic Research Intern
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Research and Campaigns Officer
  • Account Manager

Further study

Graduates occasionally continue into further study, either to increase their knowledge in the area of Social Policy, or expanding into other areas such as Human Rights (MA).

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