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Career Options and Employability

Cardiff University is highly regarded by employers and has an excellent graduate employment record with students finding employment or entering further training.

This interdisciplinary nature of the MSc SSRM Programme allows students to develop and combine interests in subjects across schools preparing them for a range of public and private sector careers.


"The social work SSRM modules provided a valuable blend of theory and practice, which was essential not only for my PhD, but my subsequent employment in policy evaluation. Coming from a sociological background, it was great for me to gain expertise in the more applied aspects of social science as well as establishing a grounding in a variety of research methods. This equipped me with the skills to undertake and engage with a range of research designs."
Dr Hayley Collicott is currently an intern at the Welsh Government

The SSRM at Cardiff is a comprehensive course designed to support students into the next stage of their research career. As a student going on to do my PhD I found it offered a balanced approach to research in the social sciences with emphasis on the importance of both qualitative and quantitative methods. The academic staff here are approachable, supportive and responsive to student concerns and the resources available to post graduate students at Cardiff are excellent.
Charlotte Drury, PhD student (Social Policy pathway)

  • Cardiff University / ESRC