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After you graduate

Our graduates are highly sought after by sectors including:

  • Public administration
  • Local and national government
  • Industry
  • The ‘not-for-profit’/non-governmental (NGO) sector (including international work)
  • The creative, media and broadcasting industries
  • Marketing
  • Financial management
  • Law
  • Social welfare
  • Education

Your future

The York Politics degree is recognised by employers worldwide. Alongside academic knowledge you’ll gain employability skills and have the opportunity to, gain work experience, intern or study abroad.

Our graduates forge successful careers all over the world and pursue rewarding careers in the public and private sectors, as well as further study. Take a look at our Graduate profiles for a taste of what you may move onto after graduating.

Employability skills

As a Politics student, you’ll develop skills in problem-solving, evaluating evidence, forming reasoned arguments, thinking creatively, and considering different viewpoints. Add to this the experience you'll get working in a team and using your initiative, and you have a whole host of invaluable skills that can be transferred to all kinds of industries.

Get focused, gain experience and network

Preparing you for your career is our priority. From day one, we’ll help you focus your career goals, gain work experience, and meet the right employers.

Volunteering and Internship opportunities

You can look into doing an internship through the Student Internship Bureau and York Students in Communities and  Schools.

Study Abroad

Perhaps you’ll want to look a little further afield for opportunities – and we’ll provide extensive support if you decide to travel or study abroad. 

Study abroad opportunities

We offer study abroad opportunities, to universities in Europe, the US, Australia and Asia.

Meet your Careers Adviser

‌‌‌‌‌Your personal supervisor will help you work out what you want to do and how you’re going to get there as well as giving you guidance along the way on how to develop your employability skills.‌‌‌

Pip is a member of the central Careers team and also our link Careers Adviser here in Politics.‌ 

Pip Rackstraw

Tel: 01904 324366

pip.rackstraw@york.ac.uk