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School of Social Sciences

Student in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
BSocSc Politics and International Relations
Gain the skills to critical examine international and comparative politics.

BSocSc Politics and International Relations / Careers

Year of entry: 2018

Career opportunities

A degree in Politics and International Relations gives you the skills and knowledge that you need to able to succeed in the future. Graduates from Politics are highly sought after and are able to use their skills and knowledge in a wide range of different areas.

Some examples of what our recent graduates have gone on to do are:

Employers: Thomson Reuters, Google, Barclays, Deloitte, HMRC, Royal Danish Embassy, Ministry Of Justice, Greater Manchester Chamber Of Commerce, The University Of Manchester, Cicero Consultancy and Essex County Council

Job roles: Digital Marketing Executive, Freelance Editor, Public Affairs Executive, Public Relations Intern, Business Development Executive and Graduate Project Manager

Further study: Whilst staying at Manchester is by far the most popular route for students going on to further study our recent graduates have also gone to study at Oxford,  Cambridge, University of Nottingham, University of Durham, London School of Economics and Political Science and School of Oriental and African Studies.

(Source: DLHE)

Throughout your studies and after you graduate you will have to access our Careers Service , which can help you:

  • find summer internships or work experience;
  • apply for jobs and provide practice interviews;
  • access online and interactive services such as practice psychometric tests.

Our students can also apply for a valuable summer work placement in their second year through our Q-Step programme.

A favourite with employers, the University also organises careers fairs and events throughout the year to give you a chance to meet graduate recruiters.

You can improve your employability by choosing course units in Year 2 from:

Accrediting organisations

We are affiliated to the European Consortium for Political Research and a corporate member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).

We also play an active part in both the Political Studies Association and the British International Studies Association.