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:
- Civil Service fast streamer
- Government social research officer
- Politician’s assistant
- Public affairs consultant
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Charity officer
- Diplomatic Services operational officer
- Human resources officer
- Local government officer
- Market researcher
- Newspaper journalist
- Public relations officer
- Political And Financial Risk Analysis
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.
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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.