Philosophy graduate destinations
On graduating, Bristol Philosophy students are able to demonstrate numerous skills that many employers recognise and need for their organisations. These include the ability to conduct in-depth analysis, the communication of complex material, flexibility of thought, and the presentation of arguments in a coherent and compelling manner.
Data obtained from
- Single and joint honours Philosophy courses (BA and BSc)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 93 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 72.7%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||1%|
The transferable skills gained during their studies mean that many Philosophy graduates choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree; around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Finance and insurance||5|
|Wholesale and retail||5|
|Publishing and printing||3|
|Other sectors (13 sectors)||20|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Civil Service
- Invictus Analytics and Strategy
- Vervant Media
Examples of occupations
- Civil Servant
- Aon Insurance Graduate Scheme
The following subject areas for futher study are consistently favoured by our Philosophy graduates: Law, e.g. Law (MA), International Relations, e.g. International Studies and Diplomacy (MA), Management, e.g. Management (MSc), Philosophy, e.g. Philosophy (MA) and Journalism, e.g. News Journalism (MA).
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||0|
|Postgraduate taught degree||10|
|No qualification aim||0|
Explore your career options
You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?
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