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%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||1%|
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.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Finance and insurance||11|
|Health and social work||4|
|Wholesale and retail||4|
|Other sectors (14 sectors)||22|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- European Policy Institute
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- MHP Communications
Examples of occupations
- Management Consultant
- Research Intern
- Civil Servant
- Account Executive
Higher degrees undertaken by 2016/17 graduates include International Relations (MSc), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Climate Change, Development and Policy (MSc).
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||0|
|Postgraduate taught degree||23|
|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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