What can I do with a degree in Politics?
A degree in politics is highly respected by employers, both within the political environment and outside. Graduates are able to demonstrate a wide portfolio of acquired skills, such as presentation, analysis and logical argument which are in demand across both public and private sectors.
Employment - subject related
The Labour Party – Case Worker
Liberal Democrats – Intern: Policy & Projects Team
Portland PR – Researcher
Green Issues Communications Ltd – Account Executive
Government Office South West – Administration Officer
National Assembly for Wales – Assistant to the Chief Whip
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council – Project Officer
Employment - non-related
TNS Media Intelligence – Press Reader
Angel Chambers – Barristers Clerk
Goldstar PR – PR Assistant
Royal Bank of Scotland – Commercial Trainee
Cardiff University – Administrative Assistant
Cardiff County Council – HR Administrator
Majestic Wine – Trainee Manager
Aberystwyth University – MSc Econ International Politics
London School of Economics – MSc Overseas Development
University of the West of England - PGCE
Guildford College of Law – GDL Law Conversion Course
Cardiff University – MA International Journalism
Studying politics develops a range of marketable skills of interest to employers in a wide variety of fields. Read about how these skills will be developed throughout your course of study:
- There are a few careers where a first degree in politics is essential, but there are a range of jobs which are related, such as political or policy researcher, political consultant or working as a party political agent.
- Occupations where a politics degree would be useful are wide ranging from the civil service to journalism or PR consultancy.
- A politics degree is of interest to employers in both the public and private sectors.
Public Service 40%
Work & Further Study 4%
Further Study 32%
Sample Size 169
Total Graduating Cohort 257