What to do with my degree in Politics and IR?

What can I do with my Politics and IR degree?!

If you are undecided about where you would like your degree to take you, it may be worth spending some time to really explore your career options. As a non-vocational course, a degree in Politics and International Relations provides a broad range of careers you could go into. This varies from teaching, Public Affairs and Lobbying, Journalism, social and political researcher to working with a non-governmental organisation (and many more!).

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

A degree in Politics and IR gives you many useful transferable skills including:

  • the ability to research, source and examine information thoroughly;
  • the capacity to critically analyse evidence and construct coherent arguments;
  • excellent written and oratory skills;
  • intellectual independence and autonomy;
  • team working skills;
  • a flexible and open-minded approach to work.

Useful links
To find out more about the different careers your degree could take you into, try the following sites:


Careers and Employability Service

If you are unsure about your career path, or you would like advice, the Careers and Employability Service offer careers guidance interviews. Full details or to book an appointment, can be found here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/contact/index.html 

What is Risk Management all about? Talk today in KLT3!

Are you looking for a career with a decent work-life balance that is also well-paid?

Then Risk Management might be something that might suit you. Have you ever considered working in this field? We’re talking about insurance, but not as you know it – forget about car insurance and call centres. Working in Risk Management has much more to offer.

Why not come along today and find out? Thursday, 29 October, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – KLT 3

This talk is given by Caspar Bartington from the Chartered Insurance Institute and two recent graduates who are working at Allianz (Maidstone, Kent and London), who will provide you with an insight about what it’s like to work in Risk Management.

What jobs can you do with a degree in economics and politics? Live chat

If you have just graduated with a joint honours in economics and politics or you are still studying but would like to know some of your career options, why not take part in the Guardian’s live chat this Wednesday (22nd July) from 1pm – 3pm.

The discussion will focus on:

  • Job options for graduates who have studied economics and politics.
  • Ways to find a job that’s relevant to your skills and experience.
  • How to perfect your graduate applications.

To take part, visit: http://www.theguardian.com/careers/2015/jul/19/what-jobs-can-you-do-with-a-degree-in-economics-and-politics-live-chat